Lexus Malaysia has just released detailed specifications for its Lexus IS 200t. The higher prices remain the same as when we first caught a glimpse of it here. Three variants are available – Premium, Luxury and F-Sport.

The key update would have to be under the hood. The IS 200t now shares the same mill as the NX 200t – a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine which makes 241 hp at 5,800 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,650 to 4,400 rpm, while top speed for the new 200t variants have also increased from 225 km/h to 230 km/h.

Now the 200t is faster than before, a whole 1.1 seconds quicker for that matter – it does the century sprint in just 7 seconds (previously 8.1 seconds). As for transmission, the new Lexus IS 200t receives a new eight-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic gearbox, an additional two gears up from the outgoing six-speeder.

A few other added features in the car include a Blind Spot Monitor alongside a Rear Cross Traffic Alert function, on top of that, it now has a total of 10 airbags, the other two can be found in the rear. Interestingly, the new IS in 200t form weighs a little bit more now – its kerb weight is 1,620 kg.

Prices (without insurance) for the entire Lexus IS 200t range has gone up, the Premium starts at RM278,400 while the mid-spec IS 200t Luxury is tagged at RM311,900 and the top-range IS 200t F-Sport is priced at RM344,900. The IS 300h is also a bit more pricier this time round, it goes for RM394,900.

GALLERY: Australian spec Lexus IS 200t