lexus ct 200 hybrid
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The Lexus CT 200 Hybrid is a breakthrough car for tomorrow’s forward-thinking driver.
Powered by Lexus Hybrid Drive, the beautiful 5-door CT 200 delivers an astonishingly smooth performance and low CO2 emissions from just 82g/km through a combination of super-efficient 1.8-litre petrol engine, high-output electric motor, compact battery, seamless hybrid transmission and a power control unit.
Handling is precise and controlled, especially when cornering, thanks to a rigid chassis, lightweight aluminium components and Electric Power Steering. Double wishbone rear suspension ensures excellent road holding and a smooth ride. Using Drive Mode Select – conveniently positioned on the central console – you can choose between ECO mode for maximum efficiency, NORMAL for everyday driving comfort and SPORT for dynamic responsiveness. Or press the EV button to drive in Electric Vehicle mode.
The electric motor can reach 45 km/h, with electric power being supplied from the hybrid battery. At this point the car is almost silent, uses no petrol and produces zero emissions. Accelerate and the electric motor instantly supplements the 1.8-litre petrol engine, delivering a satisfying surge of torque to provide powerful acceleration precisely when you need it. At speeds above 45 km/h the petrol engine cuts in, almost silently, but still receives assistance from the electric motor when required.
When decelerating or coming to a halt, the petrol engine turns off, cutting emissions to zero. Brake, or take your foot off the accelerator, and regenerative braking harnesses the kinetic energy lost in other cars. It converts this into electrical energy for storage in the hybrid battery so you never need to recharge a Lexus Hybrid Drive.
The spacious and luxurious interior is what you’d expect from a premium car: exquisitely finished leather or fabric upholstery; grained wood inserts from sustainable plantations; and Remote Touch technology that puts control of the entertainment system, climate control and more at your fingertips without having to take your eyes off the road. There’s 375 litres of luggage space in the rear, and folding down the rear seats more than doubles the space and creates a virtually flat storage area.
Optional extras include the 13-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround system, exclusive to Lexus cars. Delivering 7.1-channel digital surround sound, this bespoke system provides a true home- theatre-style experience for enjoying music and, when the car is stationary, watching DVDs.
Hybrid driving has never been so dynamic, so much fun or so elegant.