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2020 Lexus IS 200t: Redesign Info, Release Date

, Senior Pricing Analyst - January 19, 2016

The Lexus IS 200t is due for its next redesign in 2019 for the 2020 model year. Unfortunately, no official information has been released regarding the next IS. That being said, it's reasonable to expect that the car will continue to utilize a turbocharged engine to achieve a suitable mix of performance and fuel economy.

Introduced in late 2015 for the 2016 model year, the IS 200t replaced the IS 250 to become the entry-level sport sedan in the lineup. The IS 250 featured a 2.5-liter V6 producing 204-hp with 185 lb-ft of torque. However, by switching to a turbocharged four-cylinder from the larger NX 200t crossover, the automaker was able to boost power to 241 hp with 258 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy saw a notable improvement from 26 mpg to 28 mpg in combined city/highway driving.

In terms of design, we know very little about what the next IS will look like. However, Lexus has signaled its future design direction with the upcoming LC 500 flagship coupe set to debut sometime in 2017. Will the next IS feature similar dramatic styling, as well as the now-ubiquitous spindle grille? That remains to be seen.

Stay tuned for the latest news and updates as they become available.

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Pictured: 2016 IS 200t headlight detail (Source: Lexus)

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