Lexus IS 300 Sport Cross '01
Lexus IS 300 Sport Cross '01
Appears in Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer Lexus
Displacement 2997 cc
Drivetrain FR
Aspiration NA
Engine 2JZ-GE
Max Power 216 BHP
Performance Points 405 PP
Weight 1,470 kilograms (3,200 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 6.81 kg (15.0 lb) per horsepower

The Lexus IS 300 Sport Cross '01 is a Road car produced by Lexus. It first appears in Gran Turismo Concept, and has appeared in every main game since, with the exception of Gran Turismo Sport.


The player can pick ten colors when buying this car:

  • White Pearl Crystal Shine
  • Super White II
  • Silver Metallic
  • Gold Metallic
  • Super Bright Yellow
  • Super Red V
  • Dark Green Mica
  • Dark Blue Mica
  • Dark Gray Mica Metallic
  • Black

In-game descriptionEdit

"The IS Sports Wagon, powered by a 3 litre V6 offering a superb drive feel."

  • The Toyota Altezza was sold as the Lexus IS 200 in the U.S.

The best sports sedans in the world came from Europe, this was an established fact for decades, until the Altezza (Lexus IS) came along in October 1998. The new FR (Front engine/Rear drive) sedan was instantly embraced by the masses in Japan and in the U.S. since it represented the first FR sports sedan to come from that country for several years.

The Altezza came equipped with two engine types in Japan. One was a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-4 (dubbed the 3S-GE) with VVT-i, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It produced 207 BHP and 159.1 lb-ft of torque. The other came in the form of a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-6 that produced 158 BHP and 147.5 lb-ft. The U.S. version, called the Lexus IS, had the 3.0-liter DOHC inline-6, the 2JZ-GE engine, that produced 217 BHP and 216.9 lb-ft of torque through a 5-speed automatic gearbox.

In July 2001, Toyota added a sports wagon to the line. In Japan it was called the Gita, while the name Sport Cross was used in other parts of the world. The appearance of the station wagon was unique and aggressive, not at all possessing the boxy shape commonly associated with the genre.

The handling and power of the Altezza created many fans all over the world, and with this attractive car, the Japanese FR sports sedan was back.


GT ConceptEdit

This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.


This car can be bought at the Lexus Dealership for 27,600 Credits. This is only possible in the international versions of the game.


This car can be purchased for 27,600 Credits.


As a Standard car, the Lexus IS 300 Sport Cross '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 24,442 Credits. It is a Level 1 car.


This car can be purchased for 27,600 Credits. It is a simplified car.


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