2010 Lexus IS 250C will drop its top in LA

We first saw the 2010 Lexus IS 250C at the 2008 Paris Motor Show last month. The hard-top convertible Lexus IS will now make its stateside debut at the 2008 LA Auto Show next week. Lexus has yet to confirm when exactly the IS 250C will arrive in U.S. dealerships but we expect to find out official details at the show.

Power for the drop-top IS comes from the same 204-hp 2.5L V6 from the IS 250 sedan. It will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Lexus designers made some tweaks to the three-part roof mechanism to keep performance up to par with the IS sedan.

Lexus has not yet said whether they will offer a IS 350C or a convertible IS-F. Make sure you join us on Nov. 19 through Nov. 20 for live coverage of the 2008 LA Auto Show.

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