TOYOTA'S little Lexus will not be displayed at the Palexpo today, but it was shown to the press last night at the Hotel Intercontinental.
The IS200 goes on sale in Europe starting in amid-1999. Toyota expects that if total Lexus sales are boosted to about 25,000 units, this will justify starting a separate Lexus franchise in Europe as it does in the USA.
The IS200 is aimed at the BMW 3 series and Mercedes-Benz C-class. It has a six-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine.