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2018 Lexus CT 200h Review


Being the pioneer in the segment of the compact hybrid hatchback, the CT 200h has always been in the eyes of the customers. Since its launch around 300,000 models of the hatch has been sold around the globe. Now, Lexus has made some major changes; and now they bring us the new 2018 Lexus CT 200h with the upgraded exterior and interior looks. It is expected to attract more customers with its younger and sophisticated look. The upcoming car will be conquering the market with its efficiency, strength, and reliability. The new Lexus CT 200h is also going to have an F Sport variant, attracting more customers with its driving dynamics and road appearance.

2018 Lexus CT 200h

2018 Lexus CT 200h Changes, Exterior

The Lexus CT 200h 2018 has got a restyled exterior look with the bunch of appreciable updates. The car is now more aerodynamically fit with new front fenders, bonnet design and lowered bumper. The upcoming Lexus CT looks younger with mesh patterned 3D spindle grille which is Lexus’s signature. The front fascia also gets horizontal bar extends below the Lexus logo. Furthermore, fog lights are in triangular frame with sharp edges and have been moved towards the corner of the front bumper. The arrowhead LED Day Time Running lights have also been repositioned and now sit on top of the metallic finished headlamps featuring single projector LEDs.

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At the rear, the Lexus emblem sits proudly in between the taillights and rear glass. The LED Taillights are in L-shape design. The newly designed lower bumper has black and metallic silver finish along with metallic grey reflector bezels at the rear. In addition, the wheel design’s range has been extended and the customers can choose from 15 inches and 17 inches wheel designs. The F SPORT model offer some more luxury with 16 inches machine finished and contrasting black wheels and 17 inches dark metallic rim.

Lexus CT 200h 2018 Interior

The interior is a symbol of Lexus unique craftsmanship. The very classy cabin is spacious and holds quality materials and high-level pieces of equipment to create a sense of comfort for its passengers. Also, the seats are upholstered with finest quality fabric and the steering wheel now has wider grip. The Navigation system by Lexus will now be displayed on the larger screen, to be precise, 10.3 inches will give an easy access and clear view of the information to the drivers. It also has 4.2 inches TFT color screen. Moreover, when you unlock your car, you will be welcomed by the 15 seconds illumination of the selected interior and exterior lights and when you turn off the ignition, after 20 minutes the interior light will automatically put off.

2018 Lexus CT 200h interior

Tech features, added and upgraded

• The first tech update received by the new Lexus CT 200h is the extension of the color display screen from 7 inches to 10.3 inches along with split screen feature.
• The Lexus Navigation System is paired with 6 speakers audio package. However, Mark Levinson Surround Audio with bespoke 13 speakers is also available as an option.
• Lexus Remote Touch interface is also included to control the navigation and audio system.
• It also offers the number of connected services accessible via your smartphones.
• Additional features include MirrorLink utility, two USB ports along with USB-stored photo display feature.

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Safety features

Lexus continues its tradition while delivering the best safety features driver assistance technologies, which include:
• Adaptive Cruise Control
• Lane Keeping Assist
• Road sign Assist
• Pre Collision System
• Automatic High Beam headlights
• Sway warning.

Engine

Being in the segment of premium hatchback the new 2018 Lexus CT 200h promises to deliver something exceptional to its customers. The hatchback is powered by a 60kW electric motor paired up with an Atkinson Cycle 1,8 liter petrol engine. The powerful engine has a maximum speed of 180km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h / 0-60 mph in just 10.3 seconds. Lexus has implied different engine technologies to cut down fuel economy and CO2 emission. The recording also minimized is 3.6l/100km / 65 mpg, whereas the C02 emission is also minimized to 82g/km. There is the number of eco-focused actions been taken by Lexus for energy saving, which includes energy friendly audio system and energy efficient air conditioning system.

Light weighted aluminum is used in the making of bumper, tailgate, and bonnet to provide handling stability to the vehicle. For more smooth handling and comfort MacPherson strut suspension in the front is paired up with double wishbone suspension at the rear. Moreover, the driver as per his requirement and road condition can select from 4 different driving modes, i.e. Normal, EV, Eco, and Sports Mode. The first three modes are for relaxing driving experience. Plus the car automatically switches to EV mode where the speed limit goes below 45 km/h providing 0 emissions.

Price and Release date

The Price and release date has not been disclosed by the company. We expect that with such immaculate features, the new CT 200h will definitely be a show stopper in the hybrid segment. However, those who still need more attractive features can go for 2018 Lexus CT 200h F Sports variant with new exterior paint along with 2 tone paint finish and exclusive metallic black finish spindle grille. The grille and fog lamps both feature mesh pattern. The sports variant also gets more refined options for interior finish including leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals along with two-tone leather detailing.

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