Lexus IS 250C Australian Pricing Released

The next generation Lexus convertible will make its entrance on the Australian market this summer, with a pack of three model grades and prices starting from $79,900 (Prestige), $84,900 (Sports) and $99,900 (Sports Luxury) respectively. Obviously we are talking Australian dollars here, so don't get scared (for other markets, prices can be found here).

"The luxury convertible market is highly competitive and IS 250C brings a new look and approach to the segment, one that we believe will resonate with consumers. In this market segment, price is less imperative – IS 250C will be purchased for emotional and personal reasons. Lexus however, also adds an element of rationality to that decision – offering a vehicle that is unmatched for its quality, reliability and specification," John Roca, Lexus' Australia CEO said in a release.

Quite expensive "emotional and personal" needs, wouldn't you say? Of course, Lexus says their pricing is "not apologetic, it's realistic". Yet, buying one or not, based on pricing alone, is up to you. Lexus did its best to fit the car with all it could, so that the IS would worth its money. The IS 250C makes use of a 2.5l V6 engine, developing 204 horsepower, mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

The four-seaters from the IS range have a three-panel roof that opens in just 20 seconds. When designing the convertibles, the manufacturer integrated a number of body-structure changes to add to the cars' strength, roll-over protection and torsional rigidity.

The same safety features which can be found on the sedan are present in the convertibles as well, including Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and the Pre-Collision System (PCS).

In the luxury market though quality, the latest technology and specification is expected and something that isn’t optional – with Lexus, customers get it all standard. Unlike our rivals, we’ve long believed that customers need simplicity in their ownership and purchase experience," Roca added.
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