Lexus IS 200t unveiled

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Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has officially introduced the new IS 200t which will be offered for sale across the Old Continent starting this fall.

The newest addition to the Lexus range is this 200t which has been officially unveiled recently. The model in question is going to be offered for sale across Europe starting this September and it should be offered only with a rear-wheel drive layout, front and rear ventilated brake discs, front double wishbone and rear multi-link suspension system and 17- and 18-inch wheels.

“Lexus is expanding the range of vehicle equipped with its new 2.0-litre turbo engine. Following the launch of NX 200t in early 2015 and the announced arrival of RX 200t by the end of the year, IS is the third Lexus model to be fitted with this new engine”, says the carmaker in its official press release.

The brand new Lexus IS 200t is making use of a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is capable of producing a total output of 245 HP (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is connected to an 8-speed Sport Direct Shift transmission which is allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 7.0 seconds and to reach a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). The average fuel consumption in the car stands at 7.0 L / 100 km (40.3 mpg UK / 33.6 mpg US). No pricing details have been announced so far.

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