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Lexus reveals first ever IS hybrid model

Lexus has unveiled at the North American International Auto Show the company’s all new IS range, which will include the first ever full-hybrid IS model that targets CO2 emissions of lower than 100g/km.

The IS hybrid, which is to be marketed as the IS 300h when launched in most international markets later this year, features a new Lexus Hybrid Drive system that combines a powerful electric motor and a newly developed 2.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine, equipped with D-4S fuel injection, dual VVT-i intelligent variable valve timing and a high-efficiency EGR system. Total system output is 217bhp, but Lexus’s target is to achieve class leading, sub-100g/km CO2 emissions and average fuel consumption of more than 65mpg.

Discussing the development of the all-important sedan, Junichi Furuyama, IS chief engineer, explained: “We adopted an entirely different approach to the development of the new IS. Rather than develop each individual aspect in the hope they will combine to offer an engaging driving experience, we first established the kind of driving experience owners desire. With this as our initial premise, we then developed the individual performance elements to support it.

“Every aspect of the new IS has been engineered with a focus on sporting performance, agile handling, accurate response to driver input and highly communicative feedback.”

Lexus says further details about its new BMW 3-Series rival – and specifically the hybrid derivative – will be released closer to market launch.

Outline technical specifications: IS 300h
 Engine code 2AR-FSE
Cylinders/arrangement 4 in-line
Max. power (bhp/kW @ rpm) 217/162
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm) n/a
Transmission E-CVT
Driven wheels Rear
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm) 4,665
Height (mm) 1,430
Width (mm) 1,810
Wheelbase (mm) 2,800
Luggage compartment (l) 450
SUSPENSION
Front Double wishbone
Rear Multilink
 

17 January 2013


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