If you think back to the 2012 Paris Motor Show, you may recall the debut of the Lexus LF CC Concept.
Way back then it was easy to point out that this concept really was the all-new IS in disguise. And now that the 2014 Lexus IS has made its debut, it's confirmed.
But what about the coupe version that was shown? Well, it seems that a recent trademark filing may provide further guidance into Lexus' plans.
According to our friends at Club Lexus, Toyota Motor Company has filed for two trademarks, one of which is more compelling than the other.
The first is for "RC 350" and the second is for "RC F."
As one would expect, 350 is a reference to the motor. But what's up with the RC nomenclature? The only other vehicle with an "R" in its name in the lineup is the RX. Club Lexus seems to be speculating that it will be a BMW M3 competitor but after taking a quick look at the Lexus lineup and its nomenclature, I have absolutely NO idea where an RC would fit in.
If anything there are only two options from my standpoint: 1) An RX-based sport-utility vehicle coupe (THINK: A Lexus RX/X6-like vehicle), or 2) A BMW 6-Series fighting, LF-LC Concept-based coupe.
What say you, Spies?
**Special thanks to Ryan for passing this story along
With the recent discovery of the "RC 350" trademark, Lexus' parent company Toyota Motor Corporation has put in another filing for the trademark "RC F" in the United States & Europe. While RC F could simply stand for "Really Cool Feature", we believe this may be Lexus' real answer to the king of the hill, BMW M3.
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