The new 2017 Lexus CT 200h is a premium sport compact hatchback and on top of that it is a hybrid electric vehicle manufactured by Lexus. Also it is the smallest most efficient and most affordable in the Lexus line, which debuted at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show. It was introduced mostly for the European market but they are selling it worldwide and the guys for Lexus targeted with this car people that are seeking for the best fuel efficiency. It basically have built in the hybrid setup from the Toyota Prius but here with a more appealing styling.
This four-door five passenger CT have some updates and package changes for the 2017 model year as well as the introduction of the F Sport package and some new colors. It features 17-inch alloy wheels with wheel locks. Overall the CT 200h didn’t changed much it comes to the 2017 with just cosmetic changes, but we can’t see a complete redesign until 2018, that’s when a new model is expected.
This car is more for the people that care about the efficiency and the environment and which didn’t expect a good performance but also expect a good quality interior. The materials and the build quality in the Lexus are done in exceptional way. The finishes are done in high quality and the leather is looking good and felling very soft. The seating is very comfortable and in a rank with the rest of the cabin.
The engine under the hood of the 2017 Lexus CT 200h is a well known Toyota’s 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder. This petrol engine can produce 98 horses and 105 pound feet of torque and it is working in pair with a permanent-magnet AC synchronous electric unit that have 80 horsepower and 152 pound feet of torque. This two engine have the combined power of 134 horsepower. The electric motor powers the 1.3-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery while the gearbox is a continuously variable automatic. EPA fuel efficiency numbers are 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the hwy. the acceleration from 0-60 is done in slow 10.6 seconds while the top speed is 112 mph.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Price
The starting price of the new Lexus CT 200h for 2017 model year is $32,200. It ranks on the sixth place in the Hybrid vehicles segment. Main competitors are: Chevrolet Volt, Toyota Prius V, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, Ford C-Max, Toyota Prius C and Toyota Prius.
July 7, 2016