Lexus Philippines treated us to the launch of the refreshed IS back in November. Now, it is expanding the roster further with the introduction of a second hybrid variant: the IS300h.
The new IS300h is priced at P2,978,000, and slots under the two existing variants, the IS F Sport (P3,808,000) and the IS300h Premier (P3,328,000).
As mentioned, the new IS300h packs a hybrid powertrain. This is the same one in the IS300h Premier: a 2.5-liter in-line-four engine paired with an electric motor. It comes mated to Lexus’ E-CVT intelligent transmission.
The entire setup generates 220hp and 221Nm of torque, and allows the use of a fully electric drive mode at slow speeds. Lexus says the IS300h can do 0-100kph sprints in 8.7sec. Fuel consumption, meanwhile, is around 19km/L.
The IS300h, albeit being significantly more affordable than its stablemates, also comes with a host of features. An eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-connectivity comes as standard along with a 10-speaker audio setup. Vehicle stability control, hill-start assist, and a traction control system are available, too, are are ront and rear parking sensors plus a reversing camera are also fitted here.
So, what do you think of the new Lexus IS300h? The comments section is open.