Lexus becomes the latest luxury car company to enter a rapidly emerging new premium vehicle segment in 1999. The Lexus RX 300 is a luxury crossover boasting a tall 7.5-inch ground clearance and available all-wheel drive for travelling comfortably through four seasons of motoring. A 3.0-liter V-6 engine, anti-lock disc brakes and front seat-mounted side airbags are standard on the 1999 Lexus RX 300. The Lexus ES 300's dynamics is improved in 1999 through a 210-horsepower V-6 engine, revised transmission and electronic traction control. A Nakamichi audio system is added to optional equipment range for the 1999 Lexus LX 470. For 1999, daytime running lights are now equipped on the SC line, GS line and LS 400.