Having received several upgrades in 2011, including revised front and rear styling, minor interior updates, the addition of an all-wheel-drive option to the IS 350 and an F Sport package for both IS 250 and IS 350, Lexus gives it a rest in 2012. There are two new colors in 2012.
Since its introduction in 2001, the Lexus IS has emerged as a legitimate contender in the entry-level luxury market. However, with only a sedan body style, the Lexus IS yielded much of that market to, among others, the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. In an effort to address the issue, Lexus has introduced the 2010 Lexus IS C, a sporty two-door convertible with a retractable metal hard top that is hoped will appeal to both coupe and convertible buyers. With a focus on style, luxury, technology and value, the IS C is the latest element in what Lexus hopes will be a compelling and well-rounded lineup for the IS range.