About Lexus IS300
Lexus IS300 is a compact executive car produced and sold by Lexus, which is a division of luxury from Toyota. In Japan, it is called Toyota Altezza standing for height in Italian from 1998 to 2005. In the first place, the model was introduced as an entry-level sports car competing against the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes C Class, and the Nissan Skyline/Infiniti G series. It belongs to the IS series and has started production in October 1998. Till now, it has already developed three generations.
In order to compete with European luxury saloons, the car was designed to be more performance-oriented and was highly appreciated by all parties when it was launched in 1998, becoming the best car of the year in Japan in 1998-1999. 2000, the vehicle broke into the European and American markets under the name "Lexus IS", and IS300 was one of them. Equipped with a 3.0L six-cylinder engine coded 2JZ-GE, the model is able to produce the power of 220 hp and is accompanied by a four-speed or five-speed automatic transmission. The design was also innovative which in the later period was called the "Lexus style" or "Altezza style" by professionals.
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The second-generation Lexus IS300 began production in September 2005, and the original "Toyota Altezza" name was discontinued during the official introduction into the Japanese market. The model is the second generation to be produced under the L-finesse design concept, following the 2006 GS mid-size luxury saloon. It is built on the Toyota N platform. The Lexus IS300 is characterized by a sleek, coupe-like appearance, a long sloping roof, and a front-end and door design with an overlapping arrow design. This overall forward-looking design reminds many people of the early LF-C concept car.
The third-generation Lexus IS300 was launched in January, inspired by the LF-CC concept at the Paris Auto Show, equipped with the engine of a 2.5L hybrid or a 2.5L four-cylinder and motor-generator combination. Its transmission applied a CVT Continuously Variable Transmission System. The model received an array of awards from 2005 to 2007. Our parts can extend your car's life, make them work in a good condition because they are from the original industry.