Debuting in Australia in 1999, the Lexus IS is a mid-sized rear-wheel drive medium-sized sedan pitting the luxury Japanese brand into a battle with the likes of the BMW's 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Over the years it has remained true to its rear-drive roots, offering four-cylinder, hybrid and fire-breathing naturally aspirated V8 versions. The range extends from IS IS300 Luxury at $59,340 up to the IS IS300h Sports Luxury Hybrid at $81,160.
The second generation car debuted in Australia in 2006, with the V8-powered F not landing until 2009. The third version of Lexus's most popular model landed locally in 2013, with the model's first turbocharged engine arriving two years later.