|Lexus Malaysia today revealed the IS 200t for the domestic luxury automotive market. The Lexus IS 200t, which replaces the IS 250 denomination, now becomes the latest rendition for the IS line-up in the country.|
The Lexus IS 200t version has been upgraded to include a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that’s paired to an 8-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic transmission. Tailored to suit the needs of the domestic market, the IS range by Lexus Malaysia is available in four versions: IS 200t Premium, IS 200t Luxury, Lexus IS 200t F SPORT and IS 300h,
Commenting on Lexus, with the introduction of the newest Lexus IS, Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor said, “This is a remarkable year for us as we have seen the journey of the new 2.0 liter turbo engine developed by Lexus. It was first launched in Malaysia with the Lexus NX in January. Now, the new engine journey continues as its being incorporated to the Lexus IS range.”
Dato’ Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor, added, “Some of the improvements we have done to the Lexus IS include upgrade in its safety features along with its performance capabilities to enhance driving comfort and safety. ”
In addition to the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the improvements made to the new Lexus IS range are safety features such as 10 SRS airbags and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert for the Luxury, F SPORT and Hybrid variants.”
According to Lexus Málaysia, the IS line-up is the third best-selling variant for the company. Overall, Lexus Malaysia’s sales has jumped to the Top 3 ranking in the Luxury vehicle segment, this year.
Prices of the new Lexus IS are; RM298,000 for IS 200t Premium; RM 350,000 for Lexus IS 200t Luxury, RM 385,000 for Lexus IS 200t F SPORT; and RM 452,000 for the Hybrid version. The hybrid version now comes with an 8-year hybrid battery assurance program on top of the 3-year standard warranty.
The new Lexus IS 200t is now available at Lexus dealerships nationwide. For more information, log on to www.lexus.com.my or call the toll free line at 1800 88 53987.