About Lexus IS

    The Lexus IS represents the Japanese luxury brand's series of entry-level sedans. The IS has been around for over a decade and was originally known as the Toyota Altezza in Japan. It is because of the Altezza why aftermarket tail lights that feature a clear or colored cover have become such a desire for many automotive enthusiasts, hence the term "Altezza lights." The Lexus IS hit North American shores in 2000 as the IS 300 and was available only with a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine, while in Europe both a 3.0L 6-cylinder and a 2.0L 6-cylinder were offered. Aside from the distinctive tail lights, the IS 300 also boasted HID headlights and auto-dimming mirrors on the Euro versions of the model. Early sales of the IS series fluctuated, with the IS 200 actually faring better overseas than the 300 did in North America.

    In 2005, Lexus redesigned the IS parts for the 2006 model year. Keeping in line with the brand's "L" design, the IS showed off a smoother, sportier shape as well as an updated front fascia. The variants of the IS included four models: the IS 250 (2.5L V6, 204 horsepower), the IS 250 Sport Rally Package (2.5 L V6 with all-wheel drive), the IS 350 (3.5L V6, 306 horsepower), and the IS F (5.0L V8, 417 horsepower). With the exception of the IS 250 Sport Rally Package, each version of the IS uses rear-wheel drive. The IS 250 comes with a 6-speed manual transmission with a 6-speed automatic available as an option. The IS 350 comes standard with a 6-speed automatic and the IS F is equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Also inside the Lexus IS is the Electric Power Steering system. The EPS system uses an electric motor as well as sensors to find changes in motion or handling of the vehicle, providing aid to the driver for a smoother ride.

    Driver-friendly amenities and creature comforts surround the IS. SmartAccess Keyless Entry, push-button start, DVD navigation, Bluetooth capability, a backup camera, and a 14-speaker Mark Levinson stereo system are all standard. Options such as a moonroof, heated seats, rain-sensor windshield wipers, HID headlights, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control are also available. For 2007, a "shark fin" roof-mounted antenna was added. The Lexus IS X Package was also introduced, featuring 18" wheels, a lip spoiler, and sport-tuned suspension. Other minor updates have been made since, most notably with the steering system being improved along with subtle changes to both the interior and exterior parts. The Lexus IS has managed to remain a strong seller in its segment. Between 2006 and 2008, Lexus has sold an average of just under 53,000 units of the IS per year, making it one of the best selling luxury cars in the United States. The model has received numerous awards from JD Power and Associates as well as being named the winner of the 2007 IF Product Design Award from the International Forum Design Group in Hannover, Germany.

    When it comes to Lexus, there is no such thing as "entry level", although outside sources will normally try to convince you otherwise. The IS carries the flag for the luxury automaker's roster, providing drivers with the upscale look and performance they so crave. From it's soothing suspension, quiet ride, and comfy cabin, the Lexus IS is known for giving luxury car buyers exactly what they're looking for. Despite being in an extremely competitive segment, the Lexus IS manages to make its presence felt time and time again. knows it takes only authentic quality when it comes to Lexus IS Accessories and Parts. That is precisely why we fill our inventory up with nothing but the finest Lexus IS accessories and parts from the most respected manufacturers in the business. Take your pick of elegant wood dash kits, spoilers, floor mats, wheels, grille guards, and more to unlock the possibilities that await your luxurious cruiser. If you value the bold yet soothing presence of your car, Lexus IS accessories from CARiD are always a worthy investment.

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 65 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

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    Lexus IS 250 on 19 Inch Linea Corse 818 Wheels
    Lexus IS 250 on 19 Inch Linea Corse 818 Wheels

    Recently Canibeat made an impressive photoshoot of a Starfire Pearl Lexus IS 250 featured with a set of 19” Linea Corse 818 wheels. This 818 wheel design is one of the newest hot designs that are flying off the shelves. These wheels come in a 19” staggered one size fits all E9X fitments. The owner of this Lexus has certainly gone for a clean, subtle look, with a set of D2 Racing Coilovers his only other mod. Those wheels, remind of an LFA Nurburgring racer design. Other cool detail are the Kic’s R40 Neo Chrome Lug Nuts. Enjoy the photoshoot.