Lifestyle

Lexus convertible gets sporty makeover

Lexus has given its IS250 C the F Sport treatment, including 10-spoke graphite-look 18-inch alloys, mesh grille and lower lip spoiler with F Sport fog lamps.
Lexus has given its IS250 C the F Sport treatment, including 10-spoke graphite-look 18-inch alloys, mesh grille and lower lip spoiler with F Sport fog lamps.

TRADITIONALLY conservative, Lexus has gone sporty with its latest drop-top.

The Japanese luxury car maker will introduce its 11th F Sport model - the IS 250C F Sport - from mid-November starting from $82,300.

Lexus promises a range of visual and mechanical upgrades over the standard IS 250C, including unique suspension calibration, wheel package and revised interior and exterior styling.

While suspension changes have been made for more direct handling, most onlookers will appreciate the visual tweaks which include 10-spoke graphite-look 18-inch alloys, mesh grille and lower lip spoiler with F Sport fog lamps.

Inside, the convertible has black leather seats with contrasting perforations and stitching, F Sport steering wheel and gear lever, scuff plates and a black roof lining.

It's another string to the bow for Lexus, which has enjoyed great success with the F Sport derivatives.

"F Sport has definitely resonated with Australian Lexus customers, with almost 50% of IS 350 sales and one-third of CT 200h sales being F Sport models," Lexus Australia chief executive Tony Cramb said.

"Customers have come to appreciate the enhanced driving enjoyment and visual appeal that F Sport models bring, and IS 250C F Sport will be a welcome addition to the F Sport range.

"The addition of our 11th F Sport model reinforces the strength of the offering in Australia with F Sport models now available across our CT, IS, GS and RX lines, with the soon-to-be-launched LS 460 and LS 600h F Sport models rounding out the range," he said.

Customers will also be able to specify a substantial enhancement pack, including Pre-Collision safety System, Active Cruise Control and Mark Levinson Audio, for $6000 extra.

As well as the new IS 250C F Sport, Lexus has upgraded its IS convertible range to include sat nav, audio, voice control and Bluetooth systems with audio streaming as standard.
 

Topics:  cars future models lexus motoring



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Insider’s guide to the best rooftop bars

Eleven Rooftop Bar is one to put on your hit list.

SEE the world from a different perspective...

Where to get your hands on the best wings

Try out these bad boys at Buffalo Bar.

IS THERE anything better than a wicked bowl of chicken wings? Nope.

Hendra case confirmed in Queensland

Vet Greg Harris injected Scots PGC Horse Toby against Hendra.

Biosecurity Queensland have confirmed the case in SEQ

How to survive the robot jobs revolution

Nicholas Davis is here to tell you that it’s not all bad news

Person trapped after car crash in Stanthorpe

TRAPPED: Crews are working to free the person who remains stuck in the vehicle.

Crews are responding to two-vehicle crash

Local Partners

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

JUST WHEN you thought you’d all of Bella Hadid’s supermodel figure — she gets her Cannes out on the red carpet of an AIDS gala dinner in France.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!