About Lexus IS300
Lexus IS300, which is affiliated with the Lexus IS series, is a compact executive car manufactured by Lexus, Toyota since 1999. The term "IS" refers to "Intelligent Sport". Its main competitors are BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C series, and Nissan Skyline/Infiniti G series, and is classified as an entry-level model. The model is also named "Altezza" in the Japanese market which stands for height or highness.
The first generation IS300 was first launched in Japan in 1998, and in North America in 2000 under the nameplate of IS300, or JCE10. The model was equipped with a straight-six engine, available in sedan and wagon versions. The interior of Lexus IS300 model offers some exclusive equipment that differs from other models. These included a chrome-plated metal gearshift, a pop-up navigation screen, and a stopwatch-shaped dial. The decoration on the periphery of the taillights of the first generation cars was the object of imitation by many auto parts manufacturers, producing some that could be applied to other models of cars. This combination of one or more sets of lights inside a clear reinforced glass envelope, pioneered by the brand, was later called the "Lexus style" or "Altezza style" by the industry.
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Dissimilar to the 200 series, The Lexus IS300's interior features full leather seats instead of leather/suede seats of the IS200, and is equipped with auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors and a pair of HID headlights. In Europe, the model was improved by the engine of a mechanically supercharged 4.3-liter V8 which delivers 405 horsepower and can accelerate to 100 km in only 4.5 seconds. It shifts to the second generation in 2005, equipped with a 3.0L V6 engine, producing 228 horsepower, mostly sold in the Chinese and Middle East markets. In 2013, the third generation of Lexus IS300 was released and was separated into IS300h and IS300T, of which the former is powered by a 2.5L hybrid engine and the latter by a combination of a 2.5L inline four-cylinder engine and electric motor.