Lexus IS Overview
The Lexus IS is the Japanese’s answer to the likes of BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C Class. The IS designation stands for ‘Intelligent Sport’ and it is the smallest executive sedan offered in Lexus’s vehicle line up. The third-generation model, codenamed the XE 30, is offered in various flavors and the IS 300 model is the sole variant that made it to this side of our shore.
The Lexus IS 300 is made available in Malaysia in 4 different trim levels- Premium, Luxury, F Sport, and the Hybrid. They are mechanically identical underneath, boasting a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine driving the rear wheels, except for the 300h which features a hybrid powertrain that consist of a 2.5 litre naturally aspirated engine paired to an electric motor. Prices starts from RM 409,000 for the base Premium variant and up to RM 535,000 for the top of the range Hybrid variant.