Lexus IS200 SportCross | Part Four

Key Points
  • New IS200 SportCross – specification largely based on IS200 Sport model with limited slip differential, drilled aluminium pedals, stainless steel scuff plates, rear dark tinted glass, roof spoiler and two-tone steering wheel
  • Lexus SportCross with ‘crossover’ styling, combines dynamic performance with five-door versatility, creating a new segment in the luxury car marketplace
  • On sale from 22 October - priced at £21,990, (IS300 SportCross priced at £28,450)
  • Refined, powerful and smooth 153bhp 2.0-litre six cylinder 24v engine
  • VVT-i (variable valve timing – intelligent) for optimum power and torque
  • High standard specification including six-speed manual gearbox, alloy wheels, nine speaker premium sound system with six-disc CD autochanger, electric sunroof, and curtain shield airbags
  • Precise six-speed manual transmission
  • Rewarding rear wheel drive chassis with double wishbone suspension
  • Optional pop-up DVD Lexus Navigator satellite navigation system available for £2,340
  • Anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA) and Traction Control (TRC) fitted as standard
  • Twin front airbags, front side and Curtain Shield airbags standard
  • Front seat side airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners standard equipment
  • Underbody aerodynamics reduce drag, improve driving performance and fuel consumption
  • Attention to weight distribution and torsional rigidity ensures optimum handling for SportCross
  • Maximum speed of 134mph (where permitted), 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds
  • Competitive insurance grouping of 13E
  • CO2 figure of 233g/km
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Published 10 November 2002 Melanie Carter

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