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Lexus News: Lexus IS: First Generation

A Video History of the Lexus IS in Australia

To mark the introduction of the third-generation IS, Lexus Australia has assembled a brief video history of the model.

Lexus Explains Decision to Discontinue Diesel Engines

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.

Turbocharged Lexus IS SportCross

Speedhunters is featuring a turbocharged Lexus IS 300 SportCross complete with a manual transmission lifted from a MK3 Supra.

Confirmed: No Plans for a Next-Generation Lexus IS SportCross

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.

Next-Generation Lexus IS Wagon Coming to Detroit Auto Show?

Is the 2014 Lexus IS going to be offered as a wagon?

Lexus IS Sportcross & Lexus CT 200h Together

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]