Lexus Malaysia is now offering its first convertible car – the Lexus IS 250C. It’s priced at RM432,000 OTR without insurance. Scary prices considering in Japan the list price is 4,950,000 Yen to 5,350,000 Yen. Apart from the standard colours available for the IS range, there are three special additional colours offered for IS 250C – Blue Metallic, Silvery Blue Metallic and Cattleya Mica Metallic. The engine is the same Dual VVT-i D-4 direct injection 205 horsepower 252Nm unit (detuned from the Japanese spec 215 PS) in the IS 250, 0 to 100km/h takes 9 seconds compared to 8.4 seconds in the sedan, thanks to the heavier weight of the convertible body.
The 3-piece hard top takes 21 seconds to come down and is made of lightweight aluminium. 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. With the top up, you get 553L of boot space which is more than sufficient for 2 golf bags. With the design to fold the 3-piece retractable roof using the least amount of space, the IS-C boot is still able to accommodate a 9” golf bag with the top down.
Look after the jump for a full gallery and videos of the car.
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VIDEO: Lexus IS 250c Promo Clip