Gallery: NAIAS 2013: Lexus Unveils Its First IS Hybrid Sedan at the Det...

 
Lexus just unveiled its new IS sedan at the Detroit Auto Show, and it's the company's first car to feature a hybrid drivetrain! Lexus let us know that the hybrid is destined only for Japan, Europe and other international markets, where it is expected to make up 80% of the IS mix — a remarkable ratio that illustrates why automakers are much more likely to send hybrids abroad than to the U.S. The new lineup will carry the same engines as last year for the gas models; the IS350's 3.5-liter V-6 will boast 306 hp, and the IS250’s 2.5-liter V-6 will be rated at 204. The hybrid IS by comparison will pack a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with electric motor and 217 hp.

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