23 Dec '15, 8pm
DRIVEN: Lexus IS 200t Turbo – downsized, at a price https://t.co/ooW2XPX3b4
Five minutes in the IS 200t is all one needs to banish the memory of the IS 250’s delivery – this thing builds up speed very fast, and the turbo effect is pronounced. The fact that my bum was a lot closer to the ground could be a factor, but the IS feels more rapid than what I remember of the NX . It’s very smooth revving and refined too, certainly more cultured than BMW’s direct-injection turbo units in the 3 Series.