Lexus CT 200h gets a facelift: the Japanese hybrid gets design improvements and safety systems


The premium compact Lexus CT 200h gets a face-lift with minor design improvements and new safety systems, while the 136 HP hybrid system remained unchanged.

Lexus CT 200h is one of the most popular models of the Japanese carmaker, with sales over 300.000 units from its entry on the market in 2011, and now it’s time for a facelift.

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.

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