Lexus Marks Special Anniversary with Crafted Line for F Sport
Special editions are a dime-a-dozen with some manufacturers, but Lexus is stepping up with something special for its upcoming 25th anniversary: The Crafted Line. It will be unveiled amidst the hoopla at Pebble Beach this weekend. The Crafted Line is largely a design exercise for Lexus but in a stepped up manner. It signals Toyota's luxury division is serious about competing at a higher level against makers like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz who have a firm grip on the sports luxury universe. The new line will only be available on Lexus' high performance F sport vehicles, making it more exclusive. The lineup marks a quarter century since Lexus first hit our shores in the form of the LS 400. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 IS 250 F Sport The Crafted Line special edition models will be sold in limited numbers with 1,500 ES 350 and RX 350 F Sport AWD models available; 1,375 IS 250 F Sports in both AWD and rear-wheel drive; 875 GS 350 F sports in AWD and RWD; and 750 LS 460 F Sports for sale. All models be available in November. You can have The Crafted Line in any color you want as long as it's Ultra White with contrasting black door handles, side mirrors and grille. It is matched to a two-tone black and red interior. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 RC 350 F Sport All Crafted Line models will be on public display for the first time on Peter Hay Hill at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance August 15-17. The Crafted Line will have a starting MSRP of approximately $42,000 for the ES 350, about $3000 higher than a base model but for the extra scratch you do get the F sport performance enhancements along with navigation and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 IS 250 F Sport TRD Pricing for all models will be available closer to launch in November.