Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus division says it already has 7,000 advance orders for the SC430, its much-anticipated first convertible, due to hit the market in March as an '02 model. The automaker anticipates first-year sales of 12,000 units, easing off to 10,000 in subsequent years. The vehicle also will be sold in Japan, Europe and Australia, but the U.S. will get the bulk of its total 15,000-unit annual output. The SC430, distinctive because of a convertible roof that retracts with one ...

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