The new IS 200t features a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine in the sports saloon range, alongside the established full hybrid IS 300h. Matched to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission originally developed for the RC F high-performance coupe, it adds an extra performance dimension to the rear-wheel drive IS, delivering 241bhp and 350Nm of torque for seven-second 0 – 62mph acceleration and a 143mph top speed.
The new model is available in three grades: Sport, F Sport and Premier.
The Sport grade features a number of attractive sports-themed styling touches including black 18-inch alloy wheels, a black finish for the front spindle grille and matching black door mirror casings. The cabin has a unique trim, light grey Tahara leather effect seat bolsters and door grips with contrasting light grey stitching and inserts. The front seats have integrated heaters and the Lexus Navigation system is also fitted as standard. The new model features front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, dusk-sensing HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, Smart Entry and push-button start and a six-speaker Lexus audio system with DAB and Bluetooth.
CT 200h Sport
The Lexus CT 200h full hybrid hatchback features a new Sport grade. It comes with a black front spindle grille, door mirror casings and a rear diffuser, plus 17-inch black alloys. A sunroof and the Lexus Navigation system are also standard, together with a black cloth and Tahara interior trim with contrast light grey stitching.
Other standard features include heated front seats, Smart Entry and push-button start, front and rear parking centres, Lexus Navigation with remote dial control, cruise control, rear privacy glass, six-speaker audio system with DAB and Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control and rain-sensing wipers.
The CT 200h Sport is priced £25,495 and first customer deliveries will be in November.