On December 25th in Japan, the all-new Toyota Crown was introduced with the 2.5L hybrid engine that’s expected to power the 2014 Lexus IS 300h.
Going from the press release, this new rear-wheel-drive hybrid system brings D-4S technology together with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder inline Atkinson cycle engine and high-torque electric motor — all together, it produces 217 total system horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque while delivering fuel economy of 54.8 mpg (4.29L/100km) and a CO2 of 100 g/km.
(As it stands, only European & Asian markets will be offering the first-ever IS hybrid — the Lexus IS 300h will not be available in North America.)
For full specifications, check out the chart after the jump.
|Maximum output||131 kW (178 PS)/6,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||221 N-m (22.5 kgf-m)/4,200—4,800 rpm|
|Maximum output||105 kW (143 PS)|
|Maximum torque||300 N-m (30.6 kgf-m)|
|Complete system||Maximum output*||162 kW (220 PS)|
|*Using both engine power and electric motor power; based on TMC calculations|