Lexus has introduced a slew of 2012 special edition models, including unique variants of the LS 460, ES 350 and CT 200h. The rear-wheel-drive Lexus LS 460 Sport Special Edition offers buyers standard equipment that includes Brembo brakes, a sport-tuned air suspension and sport front seats in addition to 19-inch split-10-spoke wheels and a two-tone leather interior, among other amenities. Expect to hand over $77,000, excluding destination.

Meanwhile, the ES 350 Touring Edition comes laden with 17-inch 10-spoke wheels, a steering wheel and shift knob trimmed in leather and wood, navigation and saddle-tan leather heated and cooled seats. Additional equipment is also part of the package, and all that kit will bump the ES 350 Touring Edition MSRP to $40,475, excluding destination.

Finally, the CT 200h is getting the sport treatment as well with the F Sport Special Edition (seen above). The model is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels of its own, along with an F Sport suspension that includes specific springs and sway bars. An F Sport appearance package is also along for the ride, and includes a mesh grille, larger rear spoiler, aluminum sport pedals and a perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel. Asking price? A cool $37,995. Lexus will politely ask for $875 for delivery on each model. Hit the jump for the press release.
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Lexus Introduces 2012 Special Edition Models for LS 460, ES 350 and CT 200h

• LS 460 RWD Adds to Sport Package with Navigation and Exclusive Two-Tone Interior Trim

• ES 350 Luxury Augmented by Unique Saddle Leather Interior and High-Gloss 17-Inch Wheels

• CT 200h Further Reinforces Fun To Drive Hybrid Image By Offering F Sport Performance

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TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2011) – Continuing to expand the brand's wider range of style and customer appeal, Lexus today announced Special Edition models for the 2012 LS 460, ES 350 and CT 200h. Well-known for indulging its customers with incomparable comfort and elegance, Lexus will offer numerous exclusive exterior and interior features for an even sportier look and feel.

"The Special Edition models will offer our customers choices to fit their luxury and sporty needs," said Mark Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. "With the unique and exclusive package offerings, the Special Edition models further demonstrate Lexus' commitment to our customers."

Lexus also announced Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) of $77,000 for the 2012 LS 460 Sport Special Edition, $40,475 for the 2012 ES 350 Touring Edition and $37,995 for the 2012 CT 200h F Sport Special Edition. The CT 200h Special Edition will arrive at dealerships next month and the LS and ES Special Editions will arrive in November. The MSRPs do not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $875. Production of the Special Edition models will be limited to 250 units of the LS Sport Special Edition, 2,000 units of the ES 350 Touring Edition and 900 units of the CT 200h F Sport Special Edition.

LS 460 Sport Special Edition

The LS 460 Sport package was introduced for 2010MY and is the first of its kind for the LS and exudes sporty exterior styling with a distinctive look. Available only for the 2012 LS 460 Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) model, the 2012 LS 460 Sport Special Edition will include all existing Sport package performance and appearance elements, and a distinctive interior package. It will be distinguished from other LS models by an Obsidian exterior and the following features:

· Two-tone black and topaz beige interior with contrast stitching on black leather trim

· Lexus HDD Navigation System

· Sport and Comfort Packages

o 19-inch, split 10-spoke forged alloy wheels with summer tires

o Brembo brakes

o Sport-tuned air suspension with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS)

o Sport exterior trim and grille

o Sport front seats with climate control

o Leather-trimmed heated steering wheel with paddle shifters

o Headlamp washer

o Intuitive Parking Assist

o Matte Dark Brown Ash Burl wood trim

o One-touch open/close power trunk

o Power door closers

o Heated rear seats

o Rear power sunshade


ES 350 Touring Edition

The 2012 ES 350 Touring Edition, only available in two colors, Stargazer Black and Starfire Pearl, will be set apart from other ES models by the following elements:

· 17-inch 10-spoke wheels in Liquid Graphite finish with full-size spare wheel and tire

· Wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob

· Heated and ventilated front seats

· Lexus HDD Navigation System

· Saddle Tan leather-trimmed seats, center console lid and door armrest

· Brown Walnut wood trim

CT 200h F Sport Special Edition

The popular CT 200h hybrid premium compact model will expand its line with a 2012 CT 200h F Sport Special Edition. Available for only the Premium model, the 2012 CT 200h F Sport Special Edition is offered in three colors, Nebula Gray Pearl, Starfire Pearl and Tungsten Pearl, and includes the following features:

· F Sport 17-inch alloy wheels with Liquid Silver finish

· F Sport suspension with anti-sway bar and springs

· Ocean Blue NuLuxe trimmed seats

· Black F Sport floor mats with blue contrast stitching

· TUMI tote and backpack both with F Sport embossed logo and Ocean Blue NuLuxe zippers and lining

· F Sport Package

o Unique front mesh grille

o Larger rear spoiler

o F Sport exterior badge

o Metal front scuff plates

o Aluminum sport pedals

o Metallic trim added to dash panel

o Perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel with F Sport logo

o Leather-trimmed shift knob

o Black headliner

· Navigation Package

· Premium Audio Package


"The LS, ES and CT Special Editions are unique packages of style and excitement. With limited units available nationwide, they'll sell out fast to customers who want an all-inclusive sport and luxury package," said Templin.


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      Renaurd
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front of this car reminds me of the police cars with the ramming bar on front, it's not a good look.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      The CT looks really good in person. Lexus LS 460 Sport Special Edition have been out for sometime now AB... I actually saw one on the road already. .
        4 String
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        agreed. though the special edition costing 37k is a bit much for just aero bits and flair
      dragonrage1191
      • 3 Years Ago
      is it just me, or does this look like the same design language as a scion? Would anyone else agree that this is what the tC should've looked like on the outside lol?
        mazeroni
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dragonrage1191
        Yes, if scion had a tC hatchback that should be how it looks.
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      The LS and CT are the only slightly interesting cars in the lineup. That ES, er overpriced Camry though, just needs to burn in fire.
      kmanning83
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know Lexus always gets a lot of flak for being too vanilla, but god damn do I love the presence of a clean high-end LS.
      gnvlscdt23f
      • 3 Years Ago
      So this means the ES carriers forward for '12? Wasn't it last redesigned when the Camry was? Isn't it due?
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gnvlscdt23f
        The reason being is that the ES and Camry are becoming nothing like each other. The ES is much more then a Camry. Cant even compare it to a camry. The current ES is so well made and put together one would believe theres nothing at all in common to a camry ( not to knock the camry )
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @miketim1
          Would you seriously stop being a fanboy and actually read some of your comments? The Lexus ES comes with the same options you can get in a Camry. The only difference is leather and chrome accents in the ES's interior.
          CarCrazy24
          • 3 Years Ago
          @miketim1
          The ES is definitely just an overpriced Camry. In fact, the Camry delivers 95% of the luxury, comfort, and reliability of an ES at a huge discount...can't believe I'm complimenting the Camry.
        Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gnvlscdt23f
        It almost always lags behind the Camry by a model year or so since they roll out the new platforms on the Camry and then build all the other Camry platform cars afterwards. This time around though it's a little bit confusing since the Camry platform got extensively tweaked for the Camry but it's not really a clean-sheet design-they basically took the existing platform and improved the alloys used to cut weight and improved the welding to improve rigidity but it may or may not make sense to carry those over to the ES. They've been trying to set the ES and Camry further apart but to be honest I'm not really sure it's good for the Camry that the ES exists, it causes Toyota to purposely have to keep features out of the Camry that competitors can put in their cars since if Toyota made the Camry XLE super loaded out then nobody would buy an ES.
          gnvlscdt23f
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Bruce Lee
          No, it hasn't usually lagged behind the Camry by a model year. It usually lags by a few calendar months, but the ES was redone for MY's '91, '97, '02, and '07, same as the Camry in the US. So it should be due.
      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now, I love the CT200h, I test drove it and liked it very much. The only issue I have with this and the F version is... that the power doesn't match the looks. Yes, I know it's a hybrid and I expect a compromise. That's what people get with a standard version and are happy with that. It's just that all this Sport pretensions are not even remotely matched by the engine.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really like that CT 200h, but I'm curious if there's any extra power as part of the F package?
        mazeroni
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        The F packages are all show with the go. It's a shame the Toyota didn't attempt to make the CT a RWD hybrid with, at the very least, a turbo-4.
          miketim1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mazeroni
          That is why Lexus makes the F-Sport parts and F-Sport Models for people who want go. Keep up bro This speical edition is just for visual.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
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      Jonathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok Lexus... we're getting there... ... I still fell asleep at the computer, but this is an improvment.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      David Lloyd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lexus should stop using "Sport" when the car offers no more performance than the regular edition. It seems like they are targeting the "rice" car generation. Those who prefer "All Show, No Go"! Come on Lexus, next time more power in using "Sport"!0
        kontroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Lloyd
        they shouldn't use the word "sport" ,or special, unless "special" is like the "special olympics" cause only "special" americans buy this krap
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kontroll
          Why did you have to put "Americans" in it? You do realize that Lexus is sold outside of the US, right?
      kontroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      how come all the comments marked with the minus sign get all my TU ?!
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