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Lexus Europe Announces CT & IS Sport Appearance Packages

Lexus Europe IS Sport Edition

Lexus Europe has released information on the upcoming IS & CT Sport editions — let’s start off with the CT 200h Sport:

The CT 200h Sport adds 16” and 17″ black alloy wheels, black side mirrors, a black rear diffuser, and a black finish to the spindle grille. Nine exterior colors will be offered, and an optional black roof finish is also available.

Moving on to the IS SPORT edition, here is the full photo gallery:

The IS 200t Sport and IS 300h Sport feature black 18″ alloy wheels, blackside mirrors, and a black spindle grille finish. A choice of eight exterior colors includes Sonic White, Red, Satin Silver, and Starlight Black.

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    Axel
  • September 3, 2015
With 200t engine the IS should close the gap to the C class, later face lift BMW should watch out
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So we're looking at a modified Crafted line minus black door handles and red interior?
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    Levi
  • September 3, 2015
Lexus needs Modellista in EU and US.
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    james_m300
  • September 3, 2015
i would rather buy a full on f-sport version of the IS this doesn't look so great to me at least
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    Bulldog 1
  • September 4, 2015
What is happening to Lexus all of a sudden? You create a luxury brand; you deliver superior quality, service, dealership experience; you dominate industry awards; you set the mark for luxury cars from Japan. An established line of proven products isn't good enough and every model gets an F Sport (which I own); 4- cylinder engines get dropped into everything; now you're muddying the L waters further with some confusing kinda but not really Sport line over the newly confusing IS line. I'll leave the anger over the deletion of Matador Red Mica as my own personal problem since its all I buy (currently own two 2015's in MRM). As a Lexus customer with eight purchased between 2006 and 2015, I personally feel the brand is reaching too far. In reality, some of these moves are cheapening the brand and chipping away at some of the cache of appeal. Are you hearing Korean footsteps Lexus?
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    JFB
  • September 6, 2015
I had the misfortune to drive a CT sports version (can't remember what it was called) when my 2IS went in for its 6-year megaservice at the local Lexus dealer. Wow, I couldn't wait to hand it back and really don't understand how this vehicle sells at all. The main problem was the rock-hard suspension, which jolted me and my passengers over every road imperfection (and we have a lot here in the UK!). Potholes sent a severe shock through the seats and expansion joints were noisy AND bumpy. The hard seats similarly offered little in the way of comfort. I had sciatica under my thighs after about 30 mins behind the wheel. And finally, the on/off nature of the power delivery meant it wasn't fun to drive. When I got back into my IS250, I truly appreciated the soft, well-cushioned driver's seat, the suspension that soaked up road imperfections without complaint, and the smooth, powerful delivery of the creamy six-cylinder under the bonnet (hood). This explains precisely why I've kept my beloved IS250 and not switched it for one of the "pseudo BMWs" that Lexus now seem to peddle. Really sad that they've chosen to abandon the luxury market.
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    Bulldog 1
  • September 6, 2015
I just re-read this article. I predict eBay sales of F Sport badges will sell out. Black wheels - gray wheels. Black spindle grill - black spindle grill. To every car passing by and in movement, the only differentiator visible will be the black mirrors. So every "Sport" IS owner throws a set of F Sport badges on their fenders and 99% of the world will never really know. LexFather said it already: don't use the word "Sport" at all because the F Sport will more or less become irrelevant. Hell, my dealer didn't even order my car with the rear deck spoiler, and I wasn't going to pay $700 to add one after the fact when it's a lease.

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