(TORONTO, ON – September 9, 2014) The Lexus IS C delivers all the top-down motoring pleasure of an elegant convertible plus the performance and style of a sleek sports coupe. Available with a choice of two V6 engines, the IS C is designed and engineered for outstanding looks and driving enjoyment.
“With the IS C, Lexus guests get the most out of that point where the open road meets open sky,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus Canada. “Every IS C features a stunning exterior design, a beautifully refined interior with space and luxurious amenities for four, and a hardtop that retracts in just 20 seconds to open up new vistas with every journey.”
The IS C series is built around a choice of two powerful V6 engines, each fitted with Dual VVT-i and other technologies to maximize power across a broad speed range while boosting efficiency and minimizing emissions. Every 2015 IS C features a six-speed automatic Super Electronically Controlled Transmission, sequential shift mode and paddle shifters, delivering power to the road via the rear wheels.
Confident driving is assured with many driver-focused handling and control systems – including Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management and highly responsive electric power steering.
Front and rear suspension systems and a highly rigid body structure are designed to enhance road feel and agility for responsive handling and stability at highway speeds. The IS C series rides on 18” alloy wheels with P225/40R18 tires up front and P255/40R18 tires at the rear.
Every 2015 Lexus IS C is standard equipped with an extensive array of active and passive safety systems, including: Vehicle Stability Control; Traction Control; Antilock Braking System with electronic brakeforce distribution and Brake Assist enhancements; Lexus Smart Stop technology; eight airbags; ventilated front and rear disc brakes; three-point lap and shoulder belts with pretensioners and force limiters; anchor points for child seats; a direct tire pressure monitoring system; high visibility LED brake lamps and daytime running lights; and more.
Every IS C is also luxuriously appointed with many comfort and convenience features, including: A premium audio system with USB audio input, Bluetooth capability and integrated Sirius XM Satellite Radio; dual zone automatic climate control with intuitive feature to adjust for open or closed top motoring; eight-way power adjustable, heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats; premium leather seating; a DVD-based navigation system with back-up camera; multi-information display; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; power windows with driver and front passenger auto up/down function; leather wrapped three-spoke steering wheel fitted with paddle shifters and mounted on power tilting/telescoping column; metallic shift knob; wood grain interior trim; aluminum sport pedals with rubber inserts; cruise control; the Lexus Smart Key System with Push Button Start; integrated garage door opener; high intensity discharge headlamps with the auto leveling headlamp system and headlamp washers; fog lamps; and more.
For 2015, the IS C series is available in two models:
2015 Lexus IS 250 C(starting MSRP: $54,850)
The IS 250 C is built around a 2.5L V6 delivering up to 204 horsepower, with a combined city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 9.6 L per 100 KM*. Additional standard features include: auto-dimming rear view mirror; rain sensing wipers; driver’s seat memory system linked to mirrors; and rear passenger seat one-touch walk-in function.
- The IS 250 C may also be ordered with an available F SPORT Package. This package features: a single in-dash DVD; clearance and back-up sensors; a hard drive-based navigation system with back-up camera; sport-tuned suspension; and a colour-matched full skirt package. This package also includes several F SPORT details, such as: steering wheel, unique 18” alloy wheels, leather seats, front grille, and scuff plates.
2015 Lexus IS 350 C F SPORT (starting MSRP: $62,300)
The IS 350 C F SPORT is built around a 3.5L V6 delivering up to 306 horsepower, with a combined city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 10.6 L per 100 KM*. Additional standard features include: a single in-dash DVD; clearance and back-up sensors; a hard drive-based navigation system with back-up camera; sport-tuned suspension; and a colour-matched full skirt package. This model is also standard-equipped with several F SPORT details, including: steering wheel, unique 18” alloy wheels, leather seats, front grille, and scuff plates.
The 2015 Lexus IS C series is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/isc
* Fuel efficiency ratings are based on the new 5-cycle testing procedures (Natural Resources Canada)
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 38 dealerships across Canada. With 15 Lexus models on the road today, five of them being hybrids, Lexus has the largest luxury hybrid lineup; allowing guests a choice in a large range of luxury vehicle segments. In the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), Lexus was the highest ranking nameplate in the industry.