If there ever was any doubt that Lexus is serious about its venture into the world of luxury, its new Crafted Line puts those questions to bed. The Crafted Line is available on a handful of Lexus models, including the LS 460 F Sport , GS 350 F Sport , IS 250 F Sport, RX 350 AWD F Sport and ES 350 . That’s a lot of models to choose from.
The GS 350 F Sport’s status as Lexus’ high-performing, midsized luxury sedan makes it an ideal base for the Crafted Line treatment. Not that it needs any more splashes of luxury , it just doesn’t hurt to get more of it. Owners get their GS 350 F Sport dressed up in combination of Ultra White and Obsidian with a two-tone black and red interior. The color combinations are particularly vexing with the red interior highlights, creating a splash of life to the otherwise classy shades of white and black on the body.
Lexus’ collaboration with TUMI further emphasizes the level of style and luxury the Japanese automaker put into creating the Crafted Line. Every model, including the GS 350 F Sport will receive an exclusive TUMI luggage set. The participation of TUMI is a big deal in building cache among business people, some of whom are probably loyal consumers of the high-end lifestyle and accessories brand.
Look for the Lexus GS 350 F Sport’s Crafted Line version to become a hit when it debuts at the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance before its scheduled launch in November 2014. Only 875 GS 350 F Sport models will fall under the Crafted Line collection, so expect it to sell out faster than most of its brethren.
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Lexus GS Crafted Line Edition in detail
Like the rest of the Crafted Line models, the GS 350 F Sport features an Ultra White exterior color that’s complemented by Obsidian touches on a number of the body components. The upper and lower grilles, the door handles, and the side mirrors are dressed in Obsidian with the mid-bumper color following in the Ultra White shade of the entire body.
On the inside, the seats have been dressed up in fancy black leather and the contrast Scarlet stitching creates a delicate balance of life and color. The steering wheel also comes in leather, while the Linear Espresso ornamentation makes it unique from the rest of the Crafted Line models.
The Lexus GS 350 F Sport will feature a new set of 19-inch F Sport wheels. These wheels are just the right size and makeup to give the midsize luxury sedan a sportier and more aggressive look befitting its F Sport badge.
The GS 350 F Sport will also receive a unique two-bag collection from TUMI, created using the latter’s patented FXT ballistic nylon material and sporting Lexus’ logo.
Gallery Lexus GS Crafted Line Edition
Nothing is ever black or white. In the case of The Crafted Line by Lexus, it’s an Ultra White and Obsidian exterior matched to a two-tone black and red interior. The Crafted Line offers customers striking style with substance for 2015 model year, plus a two-piece TUMI duffel bag set exclusively designed to complement the elegance and sporty features these models offer.
The special edition is available for LS 460 F SPORT, GS 350 F SPORT, and IS 250 F SPORT in all-weather drive and rear-wheel drive models; RX 350 AWD F SPORT and ES 350. F SPORT complements The Crafted Line and adds allure to Lexus with performance enhancements, a mesh grille and front and rear lower valences. The limited edition Crafted Line vehicles arrive in dealerships in November and celebrate 25 years of luxury.
All Crafted Line vehicles feature an Ultra White exterior with contrasting black door handles, side mirrors and grille. Other exterior Obsidian treatments vary by model and enhance the modern simplicity of the special edition. Eye-catching seats, contrast stitching, headrests and door panels are either two-tone Black/Scarlet or Black/Cabernet. The Crafted Line comes equipped with Navigation and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Some vehicles also have additional convenience features which vary by model.
Lexus partnered with TUMI, which has been producing exquisite premium travel, business, and lifestyle accessories for over 35 years, to create the exclusive luggage set that complements the distinctive design of The Crafted Line vehicles. Inspired by the expressive styling and unique details of the Crafted Line models, the TUMI luggage pieces embody similar design details and impeccable craftsmanship. The unique two-bag collection is an example of both brands’ commitment to create memorable travel experiences. TUMI’s expert designers matched the look and feel of The Crafted Line to the duffel bags with the brand’s legendary FXT® ballistic nylon in black paired with white trim and zippers.
Both duffel bags sport a white, leather-trimmed luggage tag with Lexus logo. The inside of the TUMI duffels are lined with gunmetal nylon material decorated with an embossed grid pattern. Similar to The Crafted Line, the TUMI duffel bags featured red interior stitching.
Owners who wish to pack for a longer trip will be happy to know they can complete their TUMI Crafted Line luggage set with an available large wheeled duffel and a wheeled split duffel. Both wheeled duffels have the same unique styling as the original Crafted two-bag collection.
Lexus owners can enhance their travel experiences with additional TUMI luggage pieces. Lexus owners can find more details about the partnership with TUMI at www.LexusDrivers.com.
In addition, Crafted Line owners will receive a complimentary Meguiar’s® New Car Care Kit* to help keep their vehicle looking its best.
All Crafted Line models, along with the matching TUMI duffel bag set, 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 (ES 350). Pricing details will be available closer to launch in November.