Lexus launches the IS 200t Model. But Is it That Interesting?
Lexus has combined its recently launched turbocharged engine with the design of the well-known sports sedan and the result is interesting: customers will get a blend of performance, dynamics and efficiency with the IS 200t.
Following its unveiling, Lexus has completely restyled the hi-tech 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for its debut in IS's north-south rear-wheel drive layout. What is different now, is that this unit now provides 27 kW more power than the IS 250 V6 and has a torque of 350 Nm.
But the improved engine system is not the only one that deserved attention. IS 200t also combines an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic gearbox with the 2.0-turbo nit for the first time. And the result is obvious: high levels of driveability and flexibility.
And as with all Lexus IS vehicles, the IS 200t also comes with the Lexus Pre-Crash Safety System in Luxury and F-Sport trims, along with the active cruise control and rear side SRS airbags. Furthermore, the Luxury trim now match Sports Luxury and F-Sport models with electronic steering column adjustment.
The introduction of IS 200t will be celebrated and with three new colors: Caliente, Sonic Quartz and Cobalt Mica.
So, it seems like Lexus team wants to blend the best of two separate vehicles and it also looks like the team succeeded. What do you think about the IS 200t?