Lexus IS 250 C Convertible to be Introduced at Paris Motor Show

Lexus IS 250 C

It’s been a rumor for a while now, but Lexus today confirmed that the IS 250 Convertible, or the IS 250 C, will be making its official debut at the Paris Motor Show.

Details are sparse, the only thing the press release was clear about was the introduction date:

Further information and images will be released at the Lexus press conference at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday, 2 October, at 2.45pm in Hall 4.

How specific!

Now that it’s official, we can turn our speculation as to why only the IS 250 will be getting the convertible makeover as opposed to the IS 350 — my feeling is that it has something to do with the manual transmission being a very strong selling point when marketing a convertible, otherwise, why wouldn’t Lexus use the more powerful engine?

(Just to be clear, the above image is not an official photo of the IS 250 C.)

[Source: Autoblog]



  1. The IS is a car that looks very feminine but appropriate enough for a guy…but like most convertibles, the feminine looks are enhanced even more.

    As a result, a 350 might not be necessary. (Lexus probably surveyed their customers.)

  2. btw…it’s the Paris Auto Show, which is in Europe. They don’t sell the 350 there.

  3. An article out on this topic by Edmunds says that an IS 350 C will likely join the mix…I’m guessing in the States. The article says no IS hardtop coupe per se, the convertible will be the only 2-door version.

  4. Reason is most likely the fact that the 250 is sold worldwide, a 350 isn’t available in Europe, don’t know about Japan…