The Lexus’s four passengers 2014 IS C coupes deliver the world’s fastest separation, coupe from convertible in just 20 seconds. The three panel roof is constructed of light weight aluminum that takes only 20 seconds to disappear under the locking panel once the driver push the switch button. The driver does not need any kind of hold down snaps or Tonneau cover to secure the roof. The retractable aluminum hardtop features “automatic front lock” designed to deliver interior security that is absent in lots of soft top convertibles. The lock keeps the panels on the roof in stable position, when the roof is stowed.
For the first time the Lexus offered retractable hardtop in its premium luxury segment paired with applied engineering ideas and SC430 to the IS C models. Initially, only two models of the IS C are offered to the market, the IS 250C and the IS 350C powered by a 240 horsepower 2.5 liter V6 and 306 horsepower 3.5 liter V6 respectively. Both models use a six speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters as a standard feature. The IS models delivers an impressive and quiet ride for which Lexus employed acoustic glass windshield plus special seals on the doors, roof and window panels. The rear window is constructed from a reinforced glass that features a low coefficient of drag i-e 0.29 that reduces the wind buffeting when the roof is down, and can store one golf bag in its trunk. The trunk of the IS C models accommodates two golf bags when the top is up.
The Lexus IS C models have a very sharp and distinctive profile that’s become a bit more refined with the addition of F SPORT Package. The F-Sports package adds lots of high profile features to the exterior of the car to make it just an exception in the segment. Inside the IS C models, the Lexus offered high quality materials and innovative features including quality leather upholstery, 10 way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support and the rear seats are placed slightly inboard to increase the room and comfort of the cabin. Additional to the comfort and convenience features, Lexus offered a list long of technology features and safety features including dual front airbags, front seat mounted side curtain airbags, torso side airbags, knee airbags and hill start assist control.