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Lexus IS 200t Turbo Prototype Spotted in Colorado?

Lexus IS 200t Spy Shots

A camouflaged Lexus IS prototype with emissions testing equipment and manufacturer plates was spotted in the Colorado Rocky Mountains by The Fast Lane Car:

Lexus IS 200t Turbo Spotted

As suggested by TFLCar, a plausible possibility for this IS prototype is the testing of the 2.0L turbo engine first introduced with the NX 200t.

Lexus has already trademarked IS 200t in various markets around the world, and the 2.0L turbo the best candidate to replace the aging 2.5L V6 currently found in the IS 250.

[Source: TFLCar]

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    Tinhinnh
  • December 19, 2014
If its just a powertrain testing, why is the whole car taped up? Also, this engine is already in use, why does it needs testing?
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      David
    • December 19, 2014
    Exactly what I was thinking. Why use any camo and draw attention
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      Andyl
    • December 19, 2014
    The camouflage is quite ineffective due to the distinct shape of the spindle grille. LOL. Great job Lexus -- the spindle grille works really well.
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      wasapasserby
    • December 19, 2014
    Testing probably because it's tuned differently for the IS vs the NX and also to test NVH with a new engine.
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    JohnDoe
  • December 19, 2014
IS200t production will start in summer of 2015. GS200t production will start in 10. 2015. All New RX200t also start in Oct. 2015.
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    • December 19, 2014
    Thanks!
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      wasapasserby
    • December 19, 2014
    New RX production seems awfully tight for a Pebble Beach reveal unless Lexus is planning a Detroit reveal.
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      Tinhinnh
    • December 19, 2014
    No CT200t or ES200t? :)
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      JohnDoe
    • December 19, 2014
    I don't have any info about that.
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      Ayo DocMkize
    • December 20, 2014
    What about the RC200t?
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      Ibrahim Alshamsi
    • December 20, 2014
    A car with that weight and this engine will barely move, there's nothing sporty about it.
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      Tinhinnh
    • December 21, 2014
    GS is not that much lighter.
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      OlFius
    • December 21, 2014
    Great ! An all new RX (200t - 350 - 450) in 2015 ! Together with the GS F (probably), and we know the program for Detroit. What's next, a baby-NX (a guess, the CX ?)
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      theottawacentinel
    • January 11, 2015
    Where did you get that info from?.
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      JohnDoe
    • January 12, 2015
    From Lexus.
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    James Tee
  • December 19, 2014
i think this might be testing ISF? Guessing....
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      Tinhinnh
    • December 21, 2014
    No stacked exhaust or any other F ques to suggest its an ISF.
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    LexusGXman
  • December 19, 2014
I know why don't they just not put any camo on? People can't tell its a 200t but putting camo just shouts look at me, everyone knows its not a new car just a different engine.
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      Dunraven77
    • December 20, 2014
    Because it is a deliberate strategy to build excitement/publicity for the new engine. Lexus have extensive testing facilities in Japan that includes a no fly zone. We will never see a truly secret car. All new RX is due next year has been in development for 5 years yet no images/spy shots exist. They will be leaked or "caught" by the motoring press when it suits Lexus to do so. IS200t is just a new engine option not a new model. It has been taped up so we all feel excited that we are glimpsing a secret future model. All manufacturers do it.
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      Tinhinnh
    • December 20, 2014
    Maybe these are old images of the IS prototypes...
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      LexusGXman
    • January 7, 2015
    Sorry to reply late, and I don't want to sound stupid saying this, but everything you just said just made me understand why Lexus prototypes are so hidden. Thank you.
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    Absolut Sabs
  • December 20, 2014
Yes yes yes and yes!!!
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    Thomas Cahoon
  • December 21, 2014
didn't think about the camo til it was mentioned. yea, that's interesting. I'm just excited we are seeing signs of this actually being done. and the GSF. and whichever else model gets debuted in Detroit
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    theottawacentinel
  • January 12, 2015
I owned an IS 250 2008, manual transmission, I bought it brand new in Ottawa, currently it has 123,000. kms. Since 16,000.00 kms ago, started to burn out oil, not a leak. Lexus at Tony Graham on Hunt Club road said they have data of this model IS that has been giving this problem to few IS's owners. They will honour the warranty because the warranty for this goes up to 140,000.00 kms, for the last 8000 kms they were filling up the oil, once was 2 liters, then 1 liter and a half, then 2 and to complete the 8 k was something similar, meanwhile they were sending this data to Lexus and well they will change the parts inside of the engine, but not the block. Some people have told me that the best thing to do is change the whole block and of course the parts too, but the Lexus rep at Tony Graham Dealer told me that the block does not need to be replace because has nothing to do with the components they will replace this week (Jan 14, 2015). Also they told me that they extended the warranty for this matter; that they will guarantee this job for 40 k and well I am little bit afraid. Is a Lexus and should not happen, I think. Would like to know if other owners have experienced this too. I am still a Lexus believer and think that will get the new IS if they bring the 2.0 turbo. I do not regret about this car, I've seen some of my friends literally crying because of repairs on BMW and AUDI, the most expensive bill I have received from Lexus has been around 800 dls, when they replace lot of parts, fluids and things like that.

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