The sophisticated Lexus IS 250C and IS 350C continues to blend the expressive stylishness of a hardtop convertible with the quietness and comfort of a coupe. The IS convertible’s quickly goes from a hardtop to a convertible in less than 21 seconds. The IS 250C and IS 350C’s exterior design has its lineage in the IS sedan but possesses its own dynamic styling, with unique characteristics coming to life when interchanging between convertible and coupe configurations.
The convertible’s three-piece hardtop provides open-air freedom with the top down through the operation of a convenient single switch. Constructed primarily of lightweight aluminum, the hardtop provides surprising storage space, with low noise and increased security not typically found in soft-top convertibles. The top completely retracts with no elements remaining in view.
The four-link roof assembly, also made of aluminum for a lightweight design, provides smooth, even movement. Each component is motor driven with detection switches, allowing the control unit to know their exact position at all times. The back window’s reinforced glass construction lends itself to reduced weight.