About Lexus IS250
The Lexus IS 250 is a compact luxury car. IS stands for "Intelligent Sport". It is sold by Lexus, a luxury division of Toyota since 1999. The sedan was originally sold under the name Toyota Altezza in Japan in 1998. The sedan was introduced as an entry-level sport model in Lexus's lineup. The Lexus IS 250 was produced as a luxury sports sedan. It was designed as the best well-performed Japanese luxury vehicle at that time. Thus, it was introduced to Japan in the beginning, and then the sedan entered the markets of North America, Australia, and Europe. The Lexus IS 250 was also available in New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Chile (automatic only), South Africa, and South Korea.
The first generation of the Lexus IS 250 was unveiled in Japan in October 1998. It made its debut in Europe in 1999 and in North America in 2000. The first-generation Lexus models were powered by a straight-six engine, and they are available in sedan and wagon variants. The second-generation model was launched worldwide in 2005. Refreshed versions were released thereafter. The second generation of the model was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2005, while the production version made its debut at the New York International Auto Show in April 2005. Sales of IS 250 began worldwide in September and October 2005. The launch of the second-generation model marked a resurgence in sales for the IS line, with a 332% increase overall in 2006. It became one of the ten best-selling luxury cars in the US. The third-generation models premiered in January 2013, and they include the V6-powered IS 250 version.
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The interior of the second generation is equipped with memory leather seats, lightsaber-like electroluminescent instrument display lighting and LED interior lighting accents, and SmartAccess keyless entry with a push-button start. The Lexus IS 250 has many standard features, including xenon headlights, a sunroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The sedan is also noted for its nice shape and stylish design. Thus, it could provide comfort ride experience for consumers. The Lexus IS 250 has won many awards. In 2006 and 2007, it was awarded the Best Prestige Car in Australia's Best Cars awards. The sedan came second in the Top Gear Satisfaction Survey in 2005 as well. In 2011, the sedan came first in the 'J.D.Power' car satisfaction survey and second in 2010.