Lexus CT 200H Hybrid is a wonderful car and it has been doing quite well since 2010. It has the potential to compete with entry levels high-end cars such as Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-class. This car is being redesigned presently and will be available as 2018 LEXUS CT 200H HYBRID. The car still uses same old Toyota Prius’ standard platform. The engine in this hybrid car is gasoline-electric. This hybrid is popular as a hatchback with a sporty appearance.
2018 LEXUS CT 200H HYBRID Redesign
What are the changes that you should expect in 2018 LEXUS CT 200H HYBRID? Well, this car was first launched in the market six years ago. Since then, it has only received one prominent facelift in the year 2014 when it got a total makeover of interior and exterior. This new change will involve a spindle grille along with new steering wheel and shift knob.
From its spy photos, it could be figured out that this time it has got a sharper look both in its interior and exterior.
Exterior and Interior Additions
Seats have been replaced with soft leather materials. This time the steering wheel has been changed again with a heavier one. The suspension system has been replaced with an advanced one that promises to give you a comfortable ride.
Body roll due to this suspension will be least even at high speed. A new app has been added this time which supports on Android and iOS that will help customers to lock and unlock doors of this car remotely.
There are other functionalities in this app with which one can start and stop the engine, configure climate control, lock the internal functions of the car and locate it in parking slot. All these are possible with the help of Lexus Enform Hyperlink Solution.
There will be an option for moon roof in upcoming CT 200H Hybrid. Another feature is Siri Eyes which is given absolutely at free of cost. It is a voice acknowledgment for iOS customers. This car complies with eco-friendly technology as well since the interior is made of 30% PET material.
Engine of 2018 LEXUS CT 200H HYBRID
As far as engine specification is concerned, 2018 LEXUS CT 200H HYBRID has got a 1.8-liter engine of four cylinders as the base version. This engine can produce a power up to 134 HP. EPA rating of this car is around 42 mpg combined. This car takes around 9.8 seconds of time to reach 60 mph from 0. So pickup needs to improve a bit in order to make this car a high pickup car. Top speed of CT 200H Hybrid has been rated at 113 mph.
There is also the possibility that new CT200h could get some more powerful engines. The rumors say that this will be 2.5-liter displacement with 200 hp which currently gives power to the 2018 Lexus ES 300h.
Consoles and Safety features
This car has got almost all the essential technical consoles and safety features. These include automatic climate control, power adjustable seats, touch screen interface, ABS, dual airbags, lane assistance, etc.
Price and Release Date
2018 LEXUS CT 200H HYBRID is supposed to release next month in the auto show of Tokyo. The price of this car has been fixed at around $30000 for the base version and it will reach up to $40000 for the highest version.