The drop top version of the Lexus IS 250 aptly called the IS 250c goes on sale in Japan this month. Two models are available – the IS 250c and the IS 250c L which features more equipment. The IS 250c goes for 4,950,000 Yen (RM180k) while the IS 250c L goes for 5,350,000 (RM194k), inclusive of consumption tax.
The IS 250c features a folding 3-part hard top that can go down or up in 20 seconds. The air conditioning system has also been tuned for convertible usage, featuring a special top down mode that adjusts cabin temperature in relation to exterior temperature and the amount of sunlight. Air volume is also adjusted according to vehicle speed. The audio system also makes similiar adjustments to suit the different sound stage that an open top presents.
Unlike the sedan IS which comes in both 250, 350 and IS-F forms, the 1,730kg convertible is only available as a 250c for now. The car’s 2.5 litre 4GR-FSE V6 is mated to a 6-speed Super ECT transmission driving the rear wheels with 215 PS at 6,400rpm and 260Nm of torque at 3,800rpm.
Look after the jump for a video and gallery of the IS 250c.
VIDEO: Lexus IS 250c Promo Clip
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