Low emissions, but no compromise in luxury and driving pleasure is what the sporty Lexus new CT 200h is expected to deliver. CO2 emissions of just 96g/km is promised.
Thanks to the exceptional efficiency of its full hybrid powertrain, the all-new hatchback outperforms all its similarly powered small luxury car rivals, none of which comes close to achieving a sub-100g/km figure.
At the same time, the CT 200h marks no compromise in Lexus’s hallmark standards of luxury, quality, and comfort. More than that, this is a car that has been designed and engineered from the outset for a sporty, rewarding drive.
Unlike conventional diesel engines, the latest generation Lexus Hybrid Drive which powers the CT 200h produces near-zero levels of NOx and particulates. Preliminary fuel consumption figures further strengthen the car’s clean and efficient profile, with an anticipated 68.9 mpg in combined cycle driving a 89g/km CO2 version of the CT 200 will be available in some other Europe markets.
Lower fuel bills and a Band A classification for VRT give the car a compelling cost of ownership profile.
The CT 200h is built on a new platform which benefits from a series of exclusively developed body, chassis, and powertrain control systems. Drivers are given the choice of dynamic and relaxing driving moods, via four selectable modes for the full hybrid system: Normal, Eco, and EV (electric vehicle ), plus a Sport setting that adjusts certain performance parameters for a more engaging drive.
Lexus designers have given the car the lowest possible centre of gravity with a high-rigidity bodyshell, a lateral performance damper system and new double wishbone rear suspension, which all contribute to delivering high speed stability, smooth and precise handling, rewarding agility and the ride comfort expected of any Lexus.
The CT 200h will be presented at the Paris motor show from the end of this month and should be commercially available here sometime in the new year.