All-new sleek and stylish 2010 Lexus IS convertible unveiled at the 2009 Montreal International Auto Show

    MONTREAL, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Canadian drivers looking for a sporty, sleek
and stylish advanced luxury motoring experience need look no further as Lexus
unveils the 2010 Lexus IS convertible at the 2009 Montreal Auto Show.
    These convertibles will be available in IS 250 C and IS 350 C versions of
the very popular IS series performance luxury sedans. They feature a
three-panel perfectly integrated hardtop that retracts smoothly and quietly in
the world's fastest time of approximately 20 seconds. A sleek aerodynamic
design and a collection of underbody covers help achieve its lowest possible
coefficient of drag - 0.29 - while creating minimal wind turbulence on the
cabin. New combination tail-lamp clusters feature LED lights, and an LED brake
light is integrated within the standard rear spoiler.
    The interior maintains the innovation and luxury touch points associated
with the IS sport sedans, while new comfort and entertainment features provide
a consistent atmosphere regardless of whether top is opened or closed.
    A number of active safety features from the IS sedans transfer to the
convertible versions as well, including Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management
(VDIM), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and an available Pre-Collision System
(PCS). The Safety Restraint System (SRS) will include the twin-chamber
passenger airbag, while a new enlarged seat-mounted side airbag helps provide
additional protection in certain side-impact scenarios.
    "Lexus will continue to offer a full breadth of the most advanced luxury
automobiles that evolve with the desires of drivers," said Larry Hutchinson,
Director of Lexus in Canada. "And the IS Convertible embodies those perfect
moments that ignite the passion and enjoyment that drivers desire, without
sacrificing on the levels of safety and advanced technologies that they
    Building upon the performance and styling trends set by the IS luxury
sport sedans, the IS 250C and IS 350C will arrive in Canada in the late
spring. The 2009 Montreal International Auto Show runs January 16-25 at the
Palais Des Congrès in Montreal.

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For further information:

For further information: email or contact: Nicole Grant,
Public Relations Consultant, Lexus of Canada, (416) 438-6320 ext. 2725;
On-site contact at Montreal International Auto Show: Melanie Testani, Public
Relations Consultant, Lexus of Canada, (416) 571-5894

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