The facelifted Lexus IS range was only introduced last year, so for 2012 the updates have been kept to a minimum. Nevertheless, the latest 2012 Lexus IS still has a lot to offer, especially in its hard-top convertible bodystyle, which not only looks great but is also very luxurious.
The convertible IS comes in two different flavors, both of them powered by V-6 engines. They are the entry-level IS 250C and range-topping IS 350C. Unlike the IS sedan, there’s no sporty IS F version
of the convertible.
The IS convertibles, then, are targeted more at buyers looking for a comfy cruiser with plenty of style and luxury.
The IS 250C model offers great value considering its basic starting price of $41,190. This gets you a rear-wheel-drive hard-top convertible, which means you essentially have two cars in one - a coupe and a convertible. The engine in the IS 250C is a silky smooth 2.5-liter V-6, which is rated at 204 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque.
You can equip the car with...