Lexus CT 200h F Sport model

Lexus has staged the global debut of the CT 200h F Sport model at the Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) in advance of the model’s introduction to Australia in the first half of 2011.

F Sport CT 200h receives a number of visual and performance enhancements in keeping with Lexus’ F Sport model line-up.

Performance and exterior enhancements include unique suspension, front and rear styling, alloy wheels and badging, along with the choice of Lexus’ unique Flame Blue exterior colour.

Inside, F Sport model CT 200h will receive optional unique interior trim, F Sport steering wheel, sports pedals, scuff plates, instrument panel and privacy glass.

CT 200h F Sport models will feature Lexus’ unique body performance damper, which has been designed to improve ride and handling.

Lexus has used the damping technology as an effective way of increasing torsional rigidity, suppressing vibrations and contributing to ride comfort without the penalty of significant extra weight.

The lateral dampers, deployed front and rear, are key elements in a detailed package of design and engineering measures that also includes strategic strengthening and carefully-gauged welding quality throughout the vehicle.

Lexus chief executive Tony Cramb said the debut of the F Sport model at AIMS demonstrated the importance of CT for the Australian market.

“CT 200h gives Lexus a presence in the growing luxury compact segment,” he said.

“There is a clear trend to small vehicles that do not compromise on features – in short, CT is a small car with all the luxury features of a large car.

“CT 200h F Sport models will add even greater appeal to a vehicle that – with its hybrid drivetrain and list of advanced features – is set to become Australia’s most advanced luxury hatch.

“The arrival of the CT 200h in 2011 reinforces yet again Lexus’ commitment to hybrid vehicles.

“It cements our real-world hybrid advantage in the luxury market,” Mr Cramb said.

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3 Comments

  1. Is this Lexus trying to get into the hot-hatch market with the likes of the Subaru impreza, Mazda 3 and BMW 1? Its a good looking car, when does it appear on the market?

    • The realse date i’snt specified yet, however, it will be in the first half of this year.
      This car is the new Lexus Hybrid, however, they are aiming to make the Hybrid car more appealing with its sporty look and appeal to the younger market

  2. The CT 200h is equipped breakthrough and with optional advanced Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) system. Using millimeter-wave radar and an onboard computer, PCS constantly assess the risk of a collision ahead. If the risk is high, warn the driver of an audible and visual signals, warnings, and increases the brake pressure. If the effect is inevitable PCS may slow down, if necessary, and tighten the front seatbelts prior to impact.

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