Lexus Fires up the new CT 200h F-Sport
February 23, 2012
Hotter looks, sharper handling and extra equipment for full hybrid premium compact.
Lexus has added some extra visual muscle, introduced more top-flight equipment features, sharpened up the handling of its CT 200h full hybrid premium compact model to create the CT 200h F-Sport.
- New F-Sport grade for CT 200h, Lexus’s full hybrid luxury compact
- Sports theme reflected in new body styling elements – larger rear spoiler, flared side skirts, mesh grille and revised aero bumpers
- Dark-finish 17-inch alloy wheels and electrically retractable electrochromatic door mirrors
- F-Sport steering wheel, aluminium pedals and scuff plates, cruise control, F-Sport black leather upholstery and heated front seats all fitted as standard.
- Revised suspension featuring lateral front and rear damper system and sports-tuned Kayaba shock absorbers
While the new model’s looks are bolder and more attention grabbing, there is no penalty to pay in the combined low emissions, fuel efficiency and low cost of ownership performance that make CT 200h an unmatched proposition in one of the car market’s most competitive segments.
- Zero road tax
- Congestion charge exempt
On the outside the CT 200h F-Sport makes its presence known with 17-inch dark-finish alloys, a larger rear spoiler, flared side skirts, a mesh front grille and new aero-styled bumpers front and rear. In the cabin the distinguishing features include an F-Sport steering wheel with a flat bottom section and aluminium pedals and scuff plates.
Adding to the specification of the SE-L grade, the F-Sport gains cruise control, F-Sport black leather upholstery, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat adjustment, auto-dimming (electrochromatic) electrically retractable door mirrors and a rear parking camera that links to a display in the rear-view mirror. And if that isn’t enough, owners can ramp up the specification with the option of an advanced HDD navigation system combined with Lexus’s Remote Touch control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, back guide monitor and 10-speaker audio package. Front and rear parking sensors and a sunroof are also available.
Lexus has tuned the CT 200h F-Sport’s suspension for a more engaging drive, and fitted its lateral damping system as standard. Coil spring rates have been changed and the standard Showa shock absorbers replaced with Kayaba dampers that give more sports-oriented performance.
The lateral dampers, unique in the CT 200h’s class, help minimise body vibrations, leading to a more linear steering feel and rewarding driving experience, as well as greater comfort for everyone on board.
Headline performance from the new F-Sport matches its CT 200h sister models with a zero-road-tax 94g/km CO2 emissions and 68.9mpg official combined cycle fuel consumption. And, as the only full hybrid in its class, it can run for up to a mile in slow moving traffic on its electric power alone, reducing fuel use and tailpipe emissions to zero.
The new Lexus CT 200h F-Sport is available to order now with a £500 Finance Deposit Contribution, 7.9% APR representative.
For more information or to book a test drive please contact Lexus Guildford today on 0845 127 2771
CT 200h fuel consumption and CO2 figures: urban 68.9 mpg (4.1l/100km), extra-urban 70.6 mpg (4.0l/100km), combined 68.9 mpg (4.1l/100km). CO2 emissions combined 94 g/km.
7.9% APR Representative and £500 finance deposit allowance available over 3 years on Lexus Connect Contract Purchase (PCP) on all new retail sales of CT models for orders proposed for finance between 9 December 2011 and 31 March 2012, registered and financed by 30 June 2012 through Lexus Financial Services. Other finance offers are available but cannot be used in conjunction with this offer. Terms and conditions apply. Excess mileage charge applies over 30,000 at 9p per mile. Indemnities may be required. Finance subject to status to over 18s only. Lexus Centres are independent of Lexus Financial Services, Great Burgh, Burgh Heath, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5UZ. Subject to availability. At participating Lexus Centres. CT 200h prices start from £23,750 OTR. Model shown CT 200h SE-I costing £24,260 including optional metallic paint at £510.