The USA made up half of sales, with Europe following at 20%.
Lexus Hong Kong features the classic IS in a commercial for the new model.
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.