Toronto, Ontario – Lexus has announced its new 2010 Lexus IS 250 C and IS 350 C models, the retractable hardtop versions of the popular Lexus IS luxury sport sedans, which are now on sale.

The IS C models use a three-piece hardtop constructed primarily of lightweight aluminum that opens or closes in 20 seconds, and stores entirely within the trunk, with no elements remaining in view.

The IS 250 C starts at $52,100, while the IS 350 C starts at $60,400.

Sharing the IS sport sedan’s platform and mechanicals, but with unique styling that shares only the sedan’s hood, the IS convertible includes additional bracing to provide handling control, ride comfort and body durability while minimizing weight gain.

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