The main highlight of the Lexus IS 200t is the new 2.0-liltre turbocharged in-line four-cylinder petrol engine which can also be found in the NX 200t crossover SUV. It produces 241hp and 350Nm of torque and is paired to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift transmission that is also part of the high-performance RC F model.
0-100 km/h is accomplished in just seven seconds with a top speed of 230 km/h. Lexus’ claimed average fuel consumption figure for the IS 200t is 7l/100km.
Visually, the car does not differ much in the way from the standard Lexus IS where the front fascia features the brand’s prominent spindle grille design and L-shaped LED daytime lights. However, the IS 200t gains newly designed 17-inch wheels.