Lexus Europe has released an extensive photo collection of the IS 300h in both standard and F SPORT models.
IS 300h Interior
IS 300h F SPORT
IS 300h F SPORT Interior
Lexus general manager Mark Templin announced the performance numbers of the IS hybrid during his press conference in Detroit last week:
The full hybrid system combines a powerful electric motor with a newly developed 2.5 liter, four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine featuring a new D-4S fuel injection system, Dual VVT-I and a high-efficiency Exhaust Gas Recirculation system.
While we can’t disclose actual numbers until later this spring, I can tell you that we’re targeting CO2 emissions lower than 100g/km and fuel consumption of less than 4.3 liters per 100 kilometers – while delivering total system power of 162 kw.
Translated to U.S. figures, the IS 300h could return 54 mpg with 218 total system horsepower, all while keeping emissions under 110g/km — exactly what the brand needs to start making some inroads into the European markets.
(Big question — how do we convince Lexus to bring the IS 300h to North America?)