Lexus CT 200h

Lexus unveils CT 200h F-Sport

2012-Lexus-CT-200h-F-Sport-Special-Edition-PictureLexus unwraps a beautiful package in the form of the CT 200h F-Sport which boasts of revised design lines and better handling. The vital change on this premium compact is the suspension system to make the ride smoother with a more engaging experience.

Lexus addressed the criticisms that were thrown the way of their CT 200h SE-L with the bulk pointing to a disconnected driving feel. The F-Sport released of the 200h now comes with a lateral damping setup that comes as standard. This lateral dampers act to decrease the vibrations which leads to a more comfortable ride and better steering feel.

The engineers at Lexu also changed the rates of the coil spring and replaecd the shock absorbers by Showa with Kayaba dampers to give he CT 200h F-Sport with a more aggressive orientation.

The CT 200h F-Sport also gets a big rear spoiler, redesigned side skirts which are more flared, a mesh grille in front, reworked bumpers, and it rolls on 17 inch alloy rims.

The F-Sport derives its DNA from the 200h SE-L trim but packs in a ton of improvement like leather upholstery, cruise control, electric adjustment for the driver seat, heated seats in front, auto dimming, parking cameras, and retractable side mirrors.

The F-Sport will also make use of the 4-cylinder 1.8L petrol engine with a peak output of 98 bhp on a transverse configuration just like its other siblings on the CT200h range. This gas engine has on its sides the hybrid transaxle that transfers power to the wheels in front which has the electric motors giving out 81 bhp.

Lexus to unveil 2011 CT 200h in Geneva

2011 Lexus CT 200hWith just a week to go, Lexus disclosed that they will pull the cover off an entry level unit, the 2011 CT 200h during the Geneva Motor Show. A teaser shot was released just to keep everyone drooling.

The Lexus CT 200h will take the form of a hatchback and will use similar lines to the concept car Lexus LF-Ch which was just unveiled a few months ago.

Lexus explains that the CT 200h is a car designed for those who want to be more responsible and lower their emissions but who will not compromise their standards. The new member of the Lexus garage will be the first full hybrid compact to be offered in the premium market. The drive system of the car will take its cues from the set up utilized for the LS 600h, RX 450h, and the GS 450h.

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