Lexus CT 200h enhanced


28 August 2019

LEXUS has revised its hybrid CT 200h model, which the company describes as the world’s original self-charging hybrid luxury hatchback.

The ambitious claim has done little to earn it eulogies from the so-called motoring experts, although the vehicle remains a strong seller with the public regardless.

Now Lexus is refining the range in a bid to make the buying process as simple as possible.

There are just three core grades, plus a token choice of option packs, following the same format announced for the forthcoming new UX compact crossover and ES executive saloon models.

The entry model is simply the CT, joined by the performance-inspired F Sport and at the top of the range is the Takumi.

All versions are high on safety kit, incorporating Lexus Safety System+ with Pre-Collision System, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam and Sway Warning.

The standard CT version has 17-inch alloy wheels satellite navigation with seven-inch display, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and rain-sensing wipers

Additionally, the CT F Sport has F Sport 17-inch alloys, F Sport spindle grille with black metallic mesh, black door mirror housings, sports-tuned suspension, heated front seats, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, Tahara upholstery, F Sport steering wheel, F Sport aluminium pedal set and rear privacy glass.

The flagship CT Takumi also has a sunroof, LED headlights, Lexus Premium Navigation, a Mark Levinson premium audio system with 13 speakers plus front and rear parking sensors.

The CT is also offered with a Sport Pack, adding black 17-inch alloys, black door mirror covers and front grille and Tahara interior trim in black and dark rose.

The Tech Pack that is available for the CT and F Sport includes Lexus Premium Navigation with a larger ten-inch display, LED headlights with automatic levelling and headlamp washers.

The Premium Pack for the CT grade model introduces smart entry, front and rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass, heated front seats and more supple Tahara upholstery.

The Takumi Pack offered for the F Sport focuses on higher quality kit including a 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, Lexus Premium Navigation, sunroof, power-adjustable F Sport front seats with leather upholstery, Naguri trim inlays and LED headlights with automatic levelling.

Prices start at £25,550 for the standard CT. The F Sport adds £2,000, with the Takumi weighing in at £32,050.