Lexus is expanding the range of vehicles equipped with the two litre turbo petrol engine introduced with the NX SUV in early 2015.

It will be in the upcoming redesigned RX 200t by the end of the year and, now, in the IS saloon from September.

In the IS 200t sports sedan it delivers 245 DIN hp (180kW) with maximum torque of 350Nm. Top speed is 230 km/h. The eight-speed Sport Direct Shift transmission was developed for the high-performance RC F.

The 0-100 km/h acceleration time is seven seconds and average fuel consumption is seven litres/100 km.