NEWPORT BEACH, CA – In crafting the new coupe-convertible version of Lexus IS sedan, Toyota Motor Corp. engineers rethought nearly every facet of the entry-luxury model. Every exterior body panel except for the hood has been changed for the IS-C. Audio and climate-control systems were tweaked to adjust for top-down operation, and underbody reinforcements were changed or added so the convertible would maintain the torsional rigidity of the sedan. But the most talked about new feature of ...

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