In addition to the performance-oriented F Sport trim, Lexus will add a special Crafted Line for select 2015 models. The Lexus Crafted line includes a special contrasting appearance package as well as a two-piece set of Lexus-branded TUMI luggage.
The Lexus Crafted line will be available on both rear- and all-wheel-drive Lexus LS 460 F Sport, GS 350 F Sport, and IS 250 F Sport models, as well as the all-wheel-drive RX 350 F Sport and ES 350. Every Crafted Line Lexus model is painted in Ultra White, with contrasting Obsidian Black door handles and side mirrors. Specially painted wheels, bumper trim, and grille are also included with the Crafted Line package.
Inside, the LS 460 F Sport, GS 350 F Sport, and IS 250 F Sport come with black and scarlet two-tone seat and headrest trim, while the ES 350 and RX 350 F Sport feature black and Cabernet trim. The Lexus LS, GS, and RX Crafted Line contain a leather interior, while the IS, ES instead receive Lexus NuLuxe interior. All Crafted Line models come with navigation, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert technologies. The LS gets a premium sound system and a heated leather steering wheel for all-wheel-drive models, and the ES gets heated and ventilated front seats as well as HID headlamps and rain-sensing wipers. Park-assist is also included with the Crafted Line versions of the GS, ES, and RX.
Crafted Line models will be built in limited quantities. The production volume will include 6000 vehicles in total, made up of 750 LS 460 F Sport units, 875 GS 350 F Sport units, 1375 IS 250 F Sport units, 1500 ES 350 units, and 1500 RX 350 F Sport units.
Lexus plans to debut its Crafted Line publicly at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance from August 15-17. Launch for the new limited-edition line is scheduled for November, with the most affordable Lexus ES 350 Crafted Line beginning at $42,925 including destination fees. The base 2014 Lexus ES 350 totals $37,545, so we will expect a similar $5380 premium for the Lexus Crafted Line.