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LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

Singapore — Those with the Lexus performance may be surprised to learn that the new IS isn’t supposed to be one in the strict of the term.

A petrol-electric model the Japanese luxury carmaker has prodigious performance, courtesy of the torque produced by the Lexus Drive System.

For the Lexus an emphasis on eco-friendliness means its and torque are slightly lower the IS250 with its 2.5-litre engine.

The IS300h is the first variant to be offered for this saloon model. This IS uses a platform based on the GS sedan with a body by high-tech methods to make it and stiffer.

Its hybrid powertrain, on the other is largely taken from the Toyota Camry Hybrid and for the rear-wheel-drive IS with the requisite refinement.

But like other hybrids, it is a full hybrid can operate in petrol or electric alone, as well as a combination of

To maximise fuel efficiency, the gets a four-cylinder petrol instead of the IS250’s V6. The 2.5-litre cycle engine is mated to a electric motor to drive the axle via a continuously variable

What is interesting about the is that — in a first for — the nickel-metal hydride is located below the floor of in the boot; this means it not eat into luggage space in other Lexus hybrid

A direct consequence of this lies in the hybrid’s front/rear distribution. While the petrol-engined has 54:46 front/rear weight the IS300h’s is almost 50:50.

near-perfect weight distribution was partly with the help of the four-cylinder engine in front; the is the hybrid is better balanced, benefits handling immensely.

So although it weighs in at about kg, or 80 kg more than the IS250, the is an engaging drive. At the same the dynamic parameters have because the lighter nose for the use of softer front springs, the IS300h both comfortable and


Despite not being a performance the powertrain is still capable of response, especially when the steering wheel-mounted paddle Six steps have been into the CVT so that it feels and manually like a conventional transmission.

It also sounds sporty, thanks to an interesting new called Active Sound (ASC). Using a dedicated Lexus is able to compliment the noise with audio Thus, during acceleration and ASC delivers the appropriate engine — even when the is turned off and the hybrid is operating on motor power alone.

The only time ASC is automatically is when two drive modes Eco and EV — are selected. Eco maximises system efficiency and fuel EV allows the IS300h to run solely on power for silent operation and fuel consumption and emissions. And it can be frugal.

Lexus claims a consumption figure of 4.9 litres per 100 km the combined cycle — an 20.4 km per litre; carbon emissions are 113 g/km, or a full 100 less than in the IS250.

LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

With this much green luxury, who needs a hybrid?

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SPECS IS300h

Engine 2,494cc

Transmission Continuously variable

Max 181 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Max torque 221 Nm @ 4,200-5,400 rpm

Permanent magnet synchronous

LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS IS IS 300h SE CVT Continuosuly Variable

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