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The CT 200h is a five-seat four-door hatchback with a gas/electric drivetrain that powers the front wheels. Competitors include conventionally powered models like the Volvo C30 and Mini Cooper Clubman.
New for 2013
The CT 200h is no longer offered in base form, meaning just the Premium version remains. Park assist is offered as a standalone option.
Lexus says the CT 200h grew out of the F-Ch concept car that was first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009. The production version's resemblance is close to the concept — and from some angles, it's close to the Mazda3 hatchback. The wheels measure 17 inches in diameter. Exterior features include:
The front sport bucket seats are separated by a wide center console that rises to meet the dashboard. The cabin features a synthetic material designed to feel like leather. Real leather upholstery is optional. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The CT 200h has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that works with an electric motor/generator to make a combined 134 horsepower. Drivers can switch among four modes — Normal, Eco, EV (electric vehicle) and Sport — that are designed to alter the car's drivetrain performance. Eco mode also modifies the car's air conditioning for lower fuel use, while Sport quickens the car's steering. In a nod to the Sport mode's performance intentions, one of the gauges in the instrument cluster changes from a charge/assist meter to a tachometer when it's selected. Mechanical features include:
An optional Pre-Collision System cinches the front seat belts and readies the brake assist feature for more stopping power when it's determined a crash is imminent. Standard safety features include:
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