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.
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.)