With the Lexus IS Convertible having launched in Japan this week, and the Lexus IS 250C arriving in the UK in July (and the Lexus IS 350C to arrive sometime next year), Lexus are looking for ways to ‘Up-sell’ the range, particularly as it looks like it will totally eclipse the woeful SC430. With prices starting from low £30k, there is no doubt a big push to get people to spec up their cars. And what better way than to offer some nice Lexus F-Sport bits and pieces to bolt on to your new pride and joy.
So Lexus has announced a complete F-Sport range of options for the new IS Convertible. From 19″ alloys, brake upgrades (including Ceramic Brakes) and new shocks and springs, to F-Sport gearknobs and bolt on carbon fibre bits, there is plenty of choice to personalise your IS-C (and empty your wallet).
Actually, the plus of the F-Sport accessories is that they are fully factory warranted and can be bolted on before you take delivery of your new IS-C. And they do, to a degree, take away the argument that the Lexus is a bland car. The F-Sport bits (which have been around for other Lexus models since 2007) do allow owners to modify their Lexus without it looking like they’ve got a Halfords gift voucher for Christmas.
Of course, it doesn’t do Lexus’ bottom line any harm either.
You can check out the Lexus IS-C F-Sport Press Release for details of the full range.