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Geneva Motor Show: European Debut For 2014 Lexus IS 300h

Posted by Lidia Todorova on 06 March 2013

2014 Lexus IS 300h makes its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The model is equipped with 2.5-litre full hybrid powertrain posting CO2 emissions from 99g/km and has a rear-wheel drive.

As a matter of fact, the key sub-100g/km CO2 figure is achieved by the IS 300h SE model, fitted with 16-inch wheels. IS 300h's powertrain delivers a total output of 220 hp (164kW) and gives the new Lexus a dynamic drive with quick and smooth acceleration.

The hybrid system included in this Lexus model features a 141 hp (105kW) electric motor and a newly developed 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine. The latter generates a maximum 178 hp (133kW) and in addition it benefits from a new D-4S fuel injection system, Dual VVT-i intelligent variable valve timing and a high-efficiency exhaust gas recirculation system.

In addition, rear wheels of the IS 300h are driven through the hybrid powertrain's E-CVT transmission. The acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h is measured at just 8.3 seconds on the way to a Vmax of 125 mph.

Furthermore, the driver can select the style of driving through different modes: EV all-electric running, with the petrol engine switched off; Eco, for optimum fuel efficiency; Normal, and Sport, for sharper throttle response and a sportier steering setting.

In the new IS range is included the F Sport model as well, which comes with sports-tuned suspension and electric power steering. It is also distinguished by a dedicated exterior and interior design features.

2014 Lexus IS 300h Details:

IS 300h engine specifications (figures based on pre-production model)
Engine type 2AR-FSE
Cylinders and arrangement 4 cylinders, in-line
Valve mechanism 16-valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i
Bore x stroke (mm) 90.0 x 98.0
Displacement (cm³) 2,494
Compression ratio 13.0:1
Fuel injection system EFI, D-4S with direct and port injection
Emission certification** EURO 5+ (WVTA countries and ECO grade in non-WVTA countries) Euro 5 (other grades in non-WVTA countries)
Fuel type Petrol
Combined max output (petrol electric) kW 164
Max power

(petrol only) kW/rpm

(electric only) kW

133 / 6,000


Max torque

(petrol only) Nm/rpm

(electric only) Nm

221 / 4,200-5,400


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Source: Lexus