Lexus IS 2021 recently launched in Thailand with 1 version and 3 options including Luxury, Premium and F-Sport, using only Hybrid engine, with price from USD88,700.
First launched in June this year, the facelifted Lexus IS has now been launched in Thailand. Here, this model is only offered with a hybrid engine and with the name IS 300h comes with three trim levels to choose from: Luxury, Premium and F-Sport.
The price of the 300h Lexus IS 2021 in Thailand starts at $ 88,760 for the standard Luxury, followed by the mid-range premium version for $ 111,337, while the top-end F-Sport sells for $ 128,517.
The new Lexus IS 300h 2021 will be equipped with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated 2AR-FXE 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 178 hp at 6,000 rpm and 221 Nm of torque from 4,200 to 5,400 rpm. /minute. This engine is powered by an electric motor that makes 141 hp and 300 Nm, contributing to a total combined output of 220 hp.
Rear-wheel drive combined with E-CVT gearbox, allowing acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds and a top speed of 200 km / h. There will be three driving modes including Eco, Normal and Sport with Luxury and Premium versions, while the F-Sport has a fourth mode, Sport +. An EV drive mode is also available on all versions.
In terms of standard equipment, the Luxury comes with passive suspension, 18-inch aluminum wheels with 5-spoke design (with 235/45 tires), single-beam LED headlights, LED navigation, synthetic leather upholstery. Electric, front seats. Display at the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel is a 4.2-inch TFT type, shift paddles behind the wheel, independent dual-zone climate control with rear spoiler, passive cruise control with start. and keyless entry and exit.
In terms of entertainment, there is a 10-speaker Lexus Premium audio system and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay. The second premium version is upgraded to a 10.3-inch screen with navigation function on the Premium version, while other improvements include soft leather seats, driver’s seat memory function, function heating and ventilation for the front seats and rear sunshades.
On the exterior, the Premium version has three-beam LED headlights, 19-inch wheels with a multi-spoke design (235/40 tires) and an electric rearview mirror. F-Sport is improved over the Premium version with adaptive suspension, sliding sunroof, 19-inch wheels with 5-spoke design, staggered tires (235/40 front and 265/35 rear). Inside, the F-Sport features an 8-inch TFT LCD digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, along with a dedicated F-Sport steering wheel and gear lever.
In terms of safety, all three versions share the same features as traction control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), ABS, EBD, brake assist, hill start assist and seven airbags. Only Premium and F-Sport get blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, panoramic camera, lane change assist and lane keep assist with steering wheel vibration alert.
In terms of design, the front of the car stands out with the signature Lexus large spindle grille, but has been tweaked in an impressive 3D format. Besides, the two ventilation holes on the sides are larger.
Particularly in the Lexus IS F Sport 2021, the grille and air intakes are painted black to emphasize the sportiness. The design of the grille of the Lexus IS F Sport 2021 is also different from the regular IS version.
At the rear, the car is equipped with a slim LED taillight cluster that stretches across the rear width to give a more modern look. The overall size of the new Lexus IS is also tweaked, 30.4 mm longer, 30.4 mm wider and 5 mm lower than its predecessor.