Lexus Japan releases Red-Edge Black Interior for the IS

The IS also received an interior treatment from Lexus Japan, with the Red-Edge Black Special Edition, very similar to the Meteor Black GS edition:

Lexus IS with Red-Edge Black Interior 1
Lexus IS with Red-Edge Black Interior 2
Lexus IS with Red-Edge Black Interior 3

Loving that red stitching — it’s a great accent color, a real eye-catcher. (Still partial to the red carpet in last year’s Passionate Black interior, though.)

This special edition interior is available in both the IS 250 & IS 350 models, but not the IS convertible or the IS-F. It’s also Japan-only, limited to 500 units, and will be commanding a ¥222,000 ($2,250 USD) premium over the regular model when it goes on sale at the end of March.

The special trim looks to be a brushed metal, but I can’t really tell for sure. Anyone familiar with Japanese want to fill us in?