Entrance ticket: Lexus IS 300 test
Well, as updated ... In fact, this appearance is already two years old: a restyled car made its debut at the Beijing Auto Show back in April 2016. But in our country, the younger Lexus had a rather difficult fate: we did not have time to evaluate the fresh design, because shortly after its premiere, sales on the Russian market were curtailed due to low demand. And two years later he came back! True, light: if before it was possible to choose between IS 200t, IS 250 and IS 300h hybrid versions, now only the new IS 300 is available. Now it has a two-liter turbo four, eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive. There are no other options.
In 1998, IS became the first Lexus, which, contrary to tradition, began to be sold in Europe earlier than in the United States. And in principle, it was made from another test: the Japanese name decipher the model name as “intellectual sport”, and this is closer to the European automobile school than to the American one. The very first Lexus IS was known in Japan as Toyota Altezza and was produced with both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Moreover, after two years the stylish version of SportCross debuted, which became the first (and so far the last) Lexus brand passenger station wagon!
The design of the Lexus IS turned out to be quite energetic, with bold lines.">
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