The new Lexus CT200h Hybrid will debut at the Paris Motor Show in October and go on sale in the UK in early 2011. This is the first Lexus for the luxury small car market and will meet the standards expected in the highly competitive market for compact luxury cars currently dominated by the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3.
Lexus has equipped the Lexus CT 200h Hybrid with lateral performance dampers, components that, until now, have largely been the preserve of a very few high-performance models. Lexus has used the damping technology as an effective way of increasing torsional rigidity, suppressing vibrations and contributing to ride comfort without the penalty of extra weight. The result is a car powered by proven full hybrid technology that lets the driver enjoy an added performance dimension, supported by a choice of Dynamic and Relaxing driving “moods” and selectable SPORT, NORMAL AND ECO drive modes.
The work invested by Lexus in the Lexus CT 200h’s chassis and body forms part of a full dynamic package for the car that includes equally detailed attention to aerodynamics, steering, suspension and even the driver’s position at the wheel to achieve sporty, rewarding performance.