The 2016 CT 200h from Lexus is a four-seat, five-door hatchback that continues as the only petite luxury hybrid hatchback, but its blend of sporty character and fuel economy shrewdly expands the lineup of the brand to entice new buyers, particularly younger buyers. That collection spans various statuses and ages, ranging from conventional luxury buyers who have decided to downsize to the buyers of Prius, looking for a little more comfort. However, with a base cost in the mid-thirties, although graciously prepared for that money, it may still be beyond reach for debt-loaded current graduates. The new CT 200h is a compact 5-door hatchback that only comes as a hybrid, making it basically the only comfortable hybrid hatchback on the market.
2016 Lexus CT 200h changes
The new Lexus CT 200h hatch comes equipped with the same spindle grille as it had two years back, but now the grille will be surrounded by chrome. Otherwise, the new CT 200h is a striking and simple exterior shape. The new vehicle comes with slab sides, a low roof and solid pillars. Overall, its external shape blends with the graceful L-finesse design lingo of Lexus, as well as smoothly curved streaks and gently curved rear pillars, with an animated, more or less aggressive hatchback form.
The back window has a strange look, enveloping around into the back pillars, and an elongated spoiler expands the roof line well above the petite tailgate. With the slimmer, sharp taillights offer it a taut appearance, the shape has worn out well, even if the new vehicle does not appear fairly as athletic today as it did when it was introduced.
Besides the current body colors, such as charcoal, silver and black comes with additional glossy body colors, such as:
• Matador Red Mica.
• Daybreak Yellow Mica.
• Tungsten Pearl.
• Light, shiny Starfire Pearl.
Lexus CT 200h 2016 Interior
The new Lexus CT 200h comes with a luxurious interior, such that the dashboard is simple and the majority of the materials still feel lush. There are some parts of hard plastic in all directions, but the new vehicle transmits an appropriate air as the admission-level model in a lineup that extends all the way to the LS life-size ultra-luxury car. It comes with the fashionable dual-tone interior trim blends, which are more daring than in any other Lexus hatchback, set off by bamboo, ash burl, silver metal trim, or black wood trim. Changes in current years that have kept it up-to-date include digital monitors in the dashboard exhibit that have been modernized and an innovative steering wheel. Boosting the luxury percentage are some small details, such as the metallic scuff plates, replacing the plastic ones.
2016 Lexus CT 200h interior
New Lexus CT 200h Engine, 0-60
The 2016 Lexus CT 200h hatchback would be equipped with a four-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine to produce the maximum power of 98 horsepower. When it is combined with the double-motor Hybrid Synergy Drive system of Toyota, an increased power of 134 horsepower is achieved. . Under light freights, and at lower velocities, the electric motor will be capable of propelling the new vehicle alone to a maximum speed of 25 mph. With this combination, the new CT 200h attains the speed from 0-60 mph in 10 seconds, with the mileage of 42 mpg in the city and 41 mpg when it runs on highways, with a combined mileage of 42 mpg (5.5/5.9 l (City/Hwy)).
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There is also an EV switch that makes the hatch running only on electric supply pending the nickel-metal-hydride battery of capacity 1.4 Kilowatt hours that is set under the back deck is exhausted. This battery is designed to store power from both the engine overrun and regenerative braking, returning it to the driving mode when required as supplemental torque to reduce the amount of petrol burned.
Release date and price
The 2016 Lexus CT 200h release date will be during the fourth quarter of 2015 with the base price of $31,250.
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