The Lexus CT 200h hybrid vehicle started its production in the 2011. It was presented as premium sport compact hatchback, and recorded the biggest selling numbers in the North American, Japanese, and European market. With introduction of the 2016 Lexus CT 200h we are getting successor to this model and we hope it will be able to carry out the successful story of the previous year model.
When it was launched the general sale scores of the Lexus CT 200h reached 140,000 units in 2013, which made it, after the Lexus RX, the second bestselling Lexus hybrid. The latest version of the Lexus CT 200h, is expected to come in the beginning of 2016. The main rivals for this new hybrid will be the Acura ILX, BMW 1-Series and Audi A3 which means that this model comes to quite strong market segment and will have some serious competition.
The new model is based on the Toyota’s MC platform, and 2016th version will come with only few small exterior design changes which will follow the hybrid technology revolution. Since the current model is still up to date, the outside appearance of the 2016 Lexus CT 200h will not suffer any major changes, just slight ones that will make the vehicle look fresh. There is no need for Lexus to change it drastically because it does bring good sale results to the company and just like always there is no need to fix something that’s not broken.
2016 Lexus CT 200h Review
The engineers in the Lexus Company are focused on developing an environment friendly car, and with that vision in mind, they will use eco-friendly materials for the building of the new CT 200h. Furthermore, this hatchback will be fitted with a uniquely designed grille, aggressive LED lights, with auto headlights, a low roof, high load floor, and also 17 inch alloy wheels as base. The car will be 171.2 inches long, 69.5 inches wide, 57 inches high, 102.4 inches in wheelbase, while the total curb weight is 3130 lbs. These are all decent yet pretty much standard features for the vehicle in this class.
As far as the interior is concerned, the 2016 Lexus CT 200h brings many modern features that will provide a better and safer ride, as well as a sportier feeling. These features include a leather padded steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control, an 8 inch touchscreen and a 4.2 inch TFT color display, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, and many more. In charge of the entertainment, will be a remote touch interface infotainment system. The cabin will be upholstered with high quality black and silver leather. The new model will be very fun to drive since it will have good road-holding abilities making it one driver oriented model.
Under the skin of the new Lexus CT 200h, there will be a combination of a petrol engine and electric motor. The powertrain will be consisted of the 1.8L inline-4 Atkinson cycle unit paired with electric motor for the total power output of 134 hp and 153 lb-ft of torque, electric part of the system will be supplied by 1.3 kWh nickel-metal battery pack. As far as the transmission goes, this drivetrain system will be equipped with the CVT, and the 2016 Lexus CT 200h is expected to have a maximum speed of 113 mph while acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is done in 9.8 seconds. All this is capable while returning the estimated fuel economy of 43/40 mpg in city/highway drive conditions.
Price Of 2016 Lexus CT 200h
The price for the base model is expected to be around $32,200, while the price for the sportier model estimations are around $33,930, which is not a huge difference, having in mind that the sports model will be equipped with more features. The production of the 2016 Lexus CT 200h should start this year, while the first unit should be available at dealers at the beginning of the next year.