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Lexus Shows IS250C Convertible at 2008 Paris Motor Show

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Lexus announced today that it is exhibiting the new "IS250C" convertible at the 2008 Paris Motor Show*1, which runs from October 2 to 19*2.

IS250C (European market model)
IS250C (European market model)

The IS250C, part of the "Intelligent Sports Sedan" IS250 series, is a four-seater convertible that maintains its characteristic beauty equally with the top up or down and aims to embody the joy of open-air driving.

IS250C special features:
  • Use of a lightweight aluminum alloy three-segment top with full electric mechanism allows smooth control, and prompt and quiet 20-second opening and 20-second closing.  Use of this compact top creates a comfortable interior space for four adults.
  • With the top down, the unique shape of the upper part of the trunk is given even more presence, resulting in an elegant flowing silhouette, and with the top up, the car takes on a sporty coupe look with a harmoniously balanced cabin and body, thus giving the car two distinct personalities.
  • Even with the top down, the trunk has ample space to stow a golf bag.
  • The body structure was specifically strengthened to ensure comparable driving performance with the top up or down, and the shape of the windshield and other parts of the car were designed to reduce wind disturbance on occupants during top-down driving.
  • The front seats feature large SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) side-airbags to protect the upper body and head in the event of a side-on collision.  Also, the IS250C's body structure was designed to meet—even with the top down—the highest EURO NCAP safety rating (5-star).
  • Cabin temperature, audio quality, volume of turning signal indicators and other warning systems can be automatically controlled to suit conditions for when the top is up or down.  Also, the front seat can be folded, slid to full-front position and returned to its original position at the push of a button, facilitating easier ingress and egress for rear seat passengers.
Sales of the IS250C are scheduled to begin in Japan in the spring of 2009.

*1 Official name: Mondial de l'Automobile 2008
*2 Press days October 2-3, general public days October 4-19


IS250C Main Specifications (European market model)
Length 4,635mm
Width 1,795mm
Height 1,415mm
Wheelbase 2,730mm
Engine 4GR-FSE, 2.5 liter V6 (2,499cc) with Variable Valve Timing
Maximum output [kW (hp)] 153 (208)/6,400
Maximum torque [N-m (lb-ft)] 252 (25.7)/4,800
Transmission Six-speed automatic
Powertrain Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive

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