In the first six months of this year, Lexus only sold 1,230 SC 430s, which is down 40 percent from a year ago. Toyota apparently was working on a new SC that would be based on the same rear-wheel-drive platform as the upcoming LF-A. The new SC was originally planned for an early 2009 introduction, but was then pushed back to 2011. Now the coupe has been completely killed.
Toyota is currently working on the next-generation Camry, which is due for 2012. Toyota is looking at the possibility of killing the Avalon and releasing a long-wheelbase version of the next Camry in its place.