Offered with Lexus IS 300 and Lexus IS 350 variants, the Black Line Special Edition combines the muscular rear-wheel drive proportions of the IS with trademark Lexus craftsmanship, while raising moody sophistication and delivering new cabin tactility.
The exterior of the IS Black Line Special Edition exclusively features a distinctive black Lexus ‘spindle’ grille, black mirror caps and black 18-inch alloy wheels.
The tempting allure of these styling enhancements can be matched with four exterior colours – White Nova, Liquid Metal, Graphite Black and Cobalt Mica.
Inside, a special Exclusive Black/Grey seat trim colour combines black broader trim surfacing with light-grey accents and blue-grey stitching.
Indigo Wood trim ornamentation has been employed across the top of the F Sport perforated leather steering wheel, matching the blue texture used on the power window switch surrounds, and passenger-side dashboard ornamentation.
The addition of front-door-mounted projector lamps, which illuminate the Lexus logo onto the ground on entry to the vehicle, adds a further welcoming touch for IS Black Line Special Edition customers.
Lexus Australia Chief Executive Scott Thompson said the IS Black Line Special Edition is ideally designed for customers seeking greater individualisation.
“Lexus is renowned for focusing on the nuanced appointments that distinguish it as a tailored luxury lifestyle brand, and the Black Line Special Edition enables customers to choose an IS with more tactile finishes and sleeker visual cues,” Mr Thompson said.
The IS 300 Black Line Special Edition is available from $69,7071 with metallic paint as standard – an increase of $1500 over the IS 300 F Sport with metallic paint.
The IS 350 Black Line Special Edition is available from $75,5221 with metallic paint as standard – an increase of $1500 over the IS 350 F Sport with metallic paint.
There will be 105 units of the IS 300 Black Line Special Edition arriving locally, and an additional 45 units of the IS 350 Black Line Special Edition that will be available in Australia.
Every variant of Lexus IS includes clearance and rear parking sonars, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, power-adjustable steering column, dual-zone climate control air-conditioning, 10.3-inch widescreen display, 10-speaker audio, satellite navigation, digital radio3 and voice control.
Lexus Safety System+2 further includes as standard bi-LED headlamps with automatic high-beam, lane departure warning+ with sway warning system, active cruise control and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.
The Black Line Special Edition shares adaptive variable suspension, high-friction front brake pads, sports seats with driver memory settings, smart key card, blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert with F Sport variants.
The IS 300 Black Line Special Edition is available with an Enhancement Pack including 15-speaker Mark Levinson4 audio and moonroof for $4000. The IS 350 Black Line Special Edition includes the premium audio system as standard, with a moonroof optional ($2500).
The Lexus IS 300 is powered by a 180kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine with stop-start technology and 0-100km/h in 7.0 seconds.
The Lexus IS 350 is powered by a 232kW/380Nm 3.5-litre petrol V6 engine with 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds.
Both feature an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddleshifters as standard.