The 2015 Lexus CT 200h is an entry level luxury hybrid car. This next generation hatchback has a fresh new look while the power train is kept most similar to the previous generation. Only few small changes will be offered to further improve fuel economy but nothing radical is expected.
The front of the car is the most prominent feature of this car. The eccentric grill looks very appealing and the chrome covering the grill gives it a smart look. The headlamps sweep towards the grill and make the car look very aggressive. The profile view is kept very simple and the side panels are very plain with just a few lines that blend well with the body. The rear look has been redesigned to give this car sportier look. The wraps around tail lamps are elongated and merge well with the side body. The design of this car has improved considerable over the previous generation and many will agree that the new car looks more attractive than any other car in this segment.
2015 Lexus CT 200h Review
This car is powered by a 1.8 liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine producing 98 horsepower, this is assisted with an electric motor and the combination produces 134 horsepower and 154 foot pounds of torque. This power is transferred to the front wheels through an electronically controlled continuous variable transmission. The car does not feel short on performance front and is capable of hitting 100 km/h in under 10 seconds and has a top speed of 180 km/h. The hybrid system helps in attaining a fuel efficiency of 43 miles per gallon, which is the greatest advantage of this car.
The classic black and silver interior give this car a sophisticated look. Everything in this cabin is purposely built and all the controls are easily accessible by the driver. High quality materials are used in the cabin to give this car a premium feel and all the buttons and switches are very ergonomically designed and positioned. There is a lot of space for both seating rows which makes this car very comfortable for long journeys. Apart from legroom and shoulder space, this car also offers great cargo space, and the big cargo trunk can accommodate large bags very easily.
It features a high resolution multi media center which sits in the central console. Apart from that it comes with the standard array of features which include steering mounted controls, cruise control, multi-level heated front seats, heated mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering column etc.
To enhance the safety standards, this car is equipped with airbags, ABS, radar controlled cruise control, a pre collision detection system, stability program, EBD, traction control etc. This is one of the most important segments and because of that Lexus delivered a lot of attention to it.
Release Date Of 2015 Lexus CT 200h
The 2015 Lexus CT 200h is a good entry level hatchback that includes many luxury features and safety features. Apart from that it has very premium cabin quality and has great fuel efficiency. It will be available in first quarter of 2015 and will be priced at around $32.000.