The Lexus IS 300h F Sport has made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The petrol-electric hybrid model will return 99g/km of CO2 and a claimed 65.7mpg combined and replaces the diesel IS in the third-generation IS line-up.
Lexus IS F Sport models benefit from styling tweaks, including a more striking version of the large spindle front grille that now features across the Lexus line-up, 18-inch anthracite alloys and a more aggressive front bumper.
The F Sport models also include sports suspension and returned steering for a more direct response. On the inside, there's a special F Sport steering wheel, different gearknob and aluminium pedals, plus digital dials inspired by the LFA supercar.
The car was shown in Detroit in a striking red colour, but such was the positive response around the world for the concept that Lexus built a second LF-LC, painted in Opal Blue, which debuted at the Sydney Motor Show in Australia.
According to the firm “showcases Lexus’s more sporting new image… and delivers a strong interpretation of Lexus’s new design language.” and sources close to the brand rumoured that a production version of this stunning concept was being evaluated.