To mark the introduction of the third-generation IS, Lexus Australia has assembled a brief video history of the model.
Australian website Car Advice has a statement from Lexus IS chief engineer Junichi Furuyama on why the IS diesel was discontinued in favor of the new IS 300h hybrid.
Speedhunters is featuring a turbocharged Lexus IS 300 SportCross complete with a manual transmission lifted from a MK3 Supra.
In an interview with The Age, executive vice president of Lexus International, Kazuo Ohara, confirmed there are no plans for a SportCross variant of the new third-generation IS.
Is the 2014 Lexus IS going to be offered as a wagon?
Here’s the unique sight of a Lexus CT 200h together with a first-generation IS Sportcross, as taken by automotive author Basem Wasef: Even though the IS Sportcross was released before Lexus’ L-Finesse design language, you can still see a ton of similarities between the models, particularly in the rear. Great photo! [Source: Basem Wasef]