Lexus has established its IS200t featuring a new downsized turbo engine. It comes equipped with the same power train as the Toyota Crown turbo model that was released in October.
This 2.0-liter 8AR-FTS engine generates 245ps/5,800rpm of maximum output and 35.7kgm/1,650~4,400rpm of maximum torque. It combines a twin scroll turbocharger with Dual VVT-iW featuring expanded variable angles, as well as its D-4ST technology that offers optimum fuel combustion. Combined with its eight-speed automatic transmission, the Lexus IS200t provides a fuel-efficiency of 13.2km/liter (JC08 mode).
Meanwhile, the IS lineup has undergone minor updates with performance dampers being standardized on the front of the IS350 and IS200t. In addition, Heat Blue Contrast Layering, Sonic Quartz, and Madder Red have been added as exclusive colors for the F SPORT.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)