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Special Lexus for US – limited edition in shiny shade of black

  • ‘Unique look’ limited  sport sedan – for US
  • ‘Black Vapour Chrome’ wheel rims, black mirrors
  • Triple-beam headlights and satnav included
2019 LEXUS IS 300 F SPORT: A new line of style in limited numbers. Image: Lexus US
2019 LEXUS IS 300 F SPORT: A new line of style in limited numbers. Image: Lexus US

PLANO, Texas – Lexus is giving the 2019 IS 300 F Sport a new line of style with a Black Line special edition that will be limited to 900 through 2019.

The automaker says the cars will bring unique features and subtle styling changes ”for a custom touch to the sport sedan” – though this news of the cars comes from the US.

The rear- and all-wheel drive units will have 18”, split-spoke wheel rims with a “black vapour” chromed surface as on the US flagship LS sedan.

2019 LEXUS IS 300 F SPORT: A new line of style in limited numbers. Image: Lexus US
2019 LEXUS IS 300 F SPORT: A new line of style in limited numbers. Image: Lexus US

More of the theme comes from finish on the exterior mirrors – black, no matter the body colour of which there is a choice of white, black of silver.

WOOD-TRIMMED WHEEL

The cabin has black seats with red accents on the bum-cushions and bolsters, a finish also on each side of the centre stack, and armrests.

The steering-wheel follows the trend: wood-trimmed, with distinctive shades of black created, Lexus says, ”by a Japanese calligraphy shop dedicated to perfecting ink for more than 200 years”.

All Black Line models in the US will have satnav and triple-beam diode headlights.

READ MORE Lexus features on Carman’s Corner

Rear-wheel drive versions of the IS 300 Black Line Special Edition will have a two-litre, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine capable of 180kW delivered through an eight-speed auto transmission.

The all-wheel drive version of the Black Line Special Edition uses a 3.5-liter V6 capable of 194kW and driving through a six-speed auto transmission.

Production started in early February 2019.

2019 LEXUS IS 300 F SPORT: A new line of style in limited numbers. Image: Lexus US
2019 LEXUS IS 300 F SPORT: A new line of style in limited numbers. Image: Lexus US

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