Is this the most luxurious hardtop convertible ever?
The long-awaited Lexus IS 250 Convertible has finally been unveiled at the Paris Auto Show 2008. The model of the saloon or sedan version is called IS 250 and the convertible version is called IS 250C.
There have been many reports talking about the new Lexus IS 250 Convertible but none of them has actually got the chance to produce any pictures of the new Lexus IS 250C until it has appeared at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris on 02 Oct 2008.
At the Paris Auto Show 2008, the Lexus IS 250C draws the attention of the crowd by showcasing its three-piece folding aluminium top which does so in 20 seconds. As compared with the IS 250 saloon or sedan, the headlamps, bonnet, door handles and mirrors of the IS 250C convertible have been retained in order to accommodate the convertible configuration.
The car body of IS 250C looks different from IS 250. You can see that the body panels have been re-designed to maintain design harmony with the three-part folding roof. Nevetheless, both Lexus Is 250 and IS 250C have elegant design and good-looking lines.