Lexus CT 200h gets a facelift: the Japanese hybrid gets design improvements and safety systems
The changes proposed by the Toyota luxury brand are not spectacular, but the CT 200h gets a series of design improvements and safety systems.
Lexus CT 200h: key data:
- the most significant change is on the front grille, which, this time, is simpler yet more imposing;
- the front bumper has an improved design, while the DRL (daytime running lights) have been repositioned above the LED headlamp units;
- on the rear, Lexus has introduced several changes, especially on the lower side of the rear bumper; new wheels rims design, which have between 15 inch and 17 inch, while the F-Sport version got a new type of wheels of 16 inch and 10 spikes;
- at the interior, the main change is the increase in size of the center display from 7 inch to 10.3 inch for the Lexus Premium Navigation package, which includes also the Mark Levinson Surround Audio System with 13 speakers;
- the F-Sport version includes a black metallic front grille, new colors for the exterior, option for two-color finish and improvements for the seating upholstery;
- the Lexus Safety System + is introduced for the first time on the CT 200h and includes safety systems such as Pre-Collision System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist Alert, Automatic High Beam or Road Sign Assist (RSA);
- the hybrid system powertrain remains unchanged. Here we talk about a 1.8-litre gas engine capable of producing 99 horsepower supported by an electric engine of 60 kW (82 HP). In total, the system generates 136 horsepower, and the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.3 seconds. Its top speed is 180 km/h, while the average fuel consumption as indicated by the manufacturer is of 3.6 litres per 100 km.