Lexus IS: Driving Experience Redefined


Toyota Lexus IS previously known as the Toyota Altezza from 1998-2005 is a Japanese compact executive car (D) manufactured by the Japanese automobile producers Toyota from October 1998 to the present. It made its first appearance in Japan in 1998 before entering the global markets like North America in 2000. The compact executive vehicle comes in the front engine and rear or all-wheel-drive layout complementing its sporty nature offered in three generations. 



The first generation of the Lexus IS XE10 was introduced between 1998 and 2005 under the names Toyota Altezza coming in 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback/station wagon embarked by the Toyota N platform offering a powertrain of  2-3 L engines coming in 4-, 5- or 6- automatic and manual transmissions. 


The second generation

Of the Lexus IS was introduced in the market with a new facelift giving it a more remarkable appeal between 2005 and 2013 in 4-door sedan and 2-door convertible body styles in the Toyota N platform equipped by diesel and petrol engine options coming in 2, 3 and 5 L engines with a 6-speed manual and automatic and 8-speed automatic transmission.  This generation offers an extensive number of model options such as the Lexus IS 250 C, the IS F, IS 300, IS 250 and the IS 200 and 220d just to mention a few. 


The third generation

Of the Lexus IS came to make an evident difference with sophisticated body styles. This generation came in a 4-door sedan body style that can closely be related to the Lexus RC in the Toyota New N platform. The powertrain is equipped with 2, 2.5 and 3.5 L turbocharged, hybrid and V6 engines that operate at either 6-speed automatic or 8-speed AA81E automatic transmissions. On the other hand, this generation highlighted the IS F Sport models that came with improved featured that completely sets it aside from other models due to improved performance as well as an aggressive body style matching its abilities.  The third generation of the Lexus IS include IS 200t, 250, 250 AWD, 300, 300 AWD, 350,350 AWD and 300h coming in a range of cc displacement between 1,998 and 3,456.



Having a glimpse at the previous to present models of the Lexus IS, it is only fair that we take a look at features that make this vehicle outstanding from the latest Lexus IS 2020. It comes in 4 models namely IS 300 / IS 300 F Sport, the IS 300 AWD / IS 300 F Sport AWD, the IS 350 AWD / IS 350 F Sport AWD and the IS 350 / IS 350 F Sport. Toyota released these powerful models equipped by a horsepower ranging between 241 and 311 with 2 and 3.5 V6 and Inline-4 engines running at a 6 or 8-speed automatic transmission. 


Exterior and Interior

The Lexus IS is indeed a body of work with its nicely designed yet aggressive body style that draws attention with its LED headlamps and its L shaped illumination. The interior is made up to meet your expectations with comforting heated or ventilated low-set 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, and a standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seats. To complete your driving pleasure are the leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob with control buttons that lets you take over the vehicle with your eyes fixed on the road. 


Safety and Security.

Peace of mind is a standard feature offered by the Lexus IS as it comes with a 10 airbag system, Pre Collision System that helps you detect other vehicles and pedestrians,  Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intelligent High Beams with added illumination to enhance your focus on the road.



The Lexus IS is not only a sophisticated vehicle but one that is tech-forward. The compact executive vehicle comes with a Navigation System with 10.3-Inch Multimedia Display giving you access to apps and control systems,  the 15-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System, Lexus Enform that offers extensive options for your convenience such as google assist, emergency assist, and the ability to start your car remotely, the Drive Mode Select that lets you choose the driving mode that maximizes the fuel efficiency, engine performance,  engine power output, and climate settings as well as the alteration of the powertrain for sporty performance.

With the above descriptions, it is evident that the Lexus IS is incredible with powerful engine options and amazing model designs. Luckily enough you can make an easy purchase by visiting BE FORWARD.





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