2016 Lexus IS 200T Release date and Price
The department of Toyota, which has specialized in making luxury vehicles, Lexus, has decided to slightly expand the range of vehicles equipped with the all-new 2.0-liter turbo engine. So, after the launching of their beloved NX 200t in early 2015, the Lexus’s officials have, officially, announced that they are planning, until the end of this very year, to launch another two models- the RX 200t and its nearest sibling the IS 200t. This review is devoted the latter one.
So, if you are in a constant search for an entry-level luxury sedan, which is ingeniously crafted and, at the same time, has an utterly potent engine option, maybe the 2016 Lexus IS 200T sedan presents a match made in heaven. Let’s have a closer look, which features this splendid car has to offer.
2016 Lexus IS 200T Interior, Exterior & Appearance
Despite of being fully refreshed last year, that fact didn’t discourage Lexus’s designers, who, throughout this whole process of designing, have shown their persistence and perseverance, and as a direct result of their effort, they made a new, fully refreshed the 2016 Lexus IS 200T. Certainly, the most striking refreshment that IS’s interior has suffered is much-improved interior coupled with a newfound rear legroom. Although, its totally redesigned general appearance, didn’t hurt, either. The 2016 Lexus IS’s main cabin has an upscale design too, by which this luxury sedan stands out of the crowd of the vehicles that are, based on a single glance, pretty similar.
In order to make a long story short, the most relevant hi-technology features in IS’s inner part, which could be found in a base trim level, are: a masterfully designed sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 8-inch color display with a console-mounted control dial, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, an eight-speaker audio system with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, which comes along paired with a CD player, HD radio and iTunes tagging. Further, one can find: an eight-way power front seats with driver power lumbar that are available with an optional seat heaters in the all-wheel-drive IS 200t, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, numerous voice-command functionalities, satellite radio and dual iPod/USB inputs.
Another pretty stunning feature that deserves to be specially mentioned is the Siri Eyes Free mode that is fully compatible with select iPhones devices, which, basically, turns the car into a rolling iPhone. Exceptional feature, don’t you agree? You can see why we were claiming that its inner part stands out of a crowd, at the first look, similar vehicles.
When we take into our consideration the 2016 Lexus IS 200T, it’s, basically, remained pretty the same when compared with its previous variant, with the tiny exceptions. So, the standard equipment here includes: summer or all-season tires of the same-width (18-inch wheels), xenon headlights, an adaptive cruise control that comes bundled along with a collision preparation system, LED running lights/fog lights/taillights, a lane-departure warning system coupled with automatic headlights and front and rear parking sensors and heated exterior mirrors.
Engine of new 2016 Lexus IS 200T
It is intended that under the hood of the 2016 Lexus IS-200T will be placed a smaller turbo engine, but much more powerful than ever has been. Newly made a 2.0-liter turbo motor option will be able to produce about 240 hp and to deliver at the same unit of time, approximately around a 260 lb-ft of torque. That particular engine option is going to be available paired with the 8-Speed Sport Direct Shift transmission with paddle shifts. If you’re not fixated on acceleration or fuel economy, you will be very pleased with this quite handsome and luxury equipped sedan.
Lexus IS 200T 2016 Release Date & Prices
The most likely, the IS 200t will be available till the end of this very year for the very reasonable price of a $37,325 for a base model.
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