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After it introduced the new NX crossover during this year Beijing Motor Show, Lexus is experiencing its first turbo engine.

The Japanese manufacturer decided to addopt the supercharged technology for its engine and introduced a 2.0 liter turbo engine for the new crossover. The unit will now find use in other Lexus models, the first candidate being the IS four door sedan, currently rivalling models like BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.

According to United States Patent and Trademark Office Lexus has already registered the IS200t moniker, which means that we are about to see a new version fo the car. It will be launched on the US market, with Europe and Asia following after a few months.

Developing 235 hp and 350 Nm, the new four cylinder 2.0 liter petrol engine might replace the old 2.5 liter V6 engine found on the IS250 version. In this circumstances, the IS200t will replace the IS250 on the US market. The version will be later followed by the IS300h model, already sold in Europe.

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