2015 Lexus CT200H Review – The Lexus CT 200h is a hybrid electric automobile introduced by Lexus as a premium sport compact hatchback. It made its debut at the March 2010 Geneva Auto Show, six months after the unveiling of the LF-Ch concept car; it is primarily targeted at the European market but is being sold worldwide and was introduced to North American markets at the April 2010 New York International Auto Show. Lexus has trademarked the names CT 200h, CT 300h, and CT 400h. The design by Takeshi Tanabe was approved in 2008 and designs patented on September, 11, 2009. Production began at the end of December 2010 and European sales following shortly after. Japan sales began in January 12, 2011, while US sales began in March 2011. (wikipedia).
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2015 Lexus CT200H Review
2015 Lexus CT200H Review – Strengths: Dynamic and sporty, the Lexus CT 200h is a highly efficient compact luxury of gasoline that has an eye-catching style and a convenient format (thank you to the tailgate!). A balanced handling and Lexus stamp result in a pleasant and refined driving experience. Did I mention that this is a hybrid?
2015 Lexus CT200H Review – Weaknesses: The CT 200h lacks a bit of power and silence in full acceleration. The rear seat is limited and some will complain of a lack of luxury inside.
Prices and consumption of the Lexus CT 200h 2015: One version is the menu this year and its price starts at $ 31,300. By cons, it is possible to graft a series Touring, Premium, Navigation or F SPORT.
According to the new method of test cycles 5 Natural Resources Canada to determine vehicle consumption, the 2015 Lexus CT 200h has returned 5.5 L / 100 km city and 5.9 L / 100 km on the highway.
Improvements and changes: Recall that the exterior design was modernized last year, especially with the addition of the hourglass grille that characterizes all new Lexus models. In 2015, only minor changes to the program, including an updated infotainment system and the addition of Siri.
Powertrain Lexus CT 200h 2015: The CT 200h combines a 4-cylinder 1.8-liter developing 98 horsepower with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive to develop a total output of 134 horsepower, making it essentially a Prius more refined. Regenerative braking and heat recovery from exhaust systems increase the energy efficiency of the car. The driver has a choice of four modes: Normal, EV (electric), ECO and Sport. A continuously variable automatic transmission manages power.
Loading volume: Despite its hatchback configuration, the Lexus CT 200h does not offer much luggage space (405 liters) due to its low roofline and its high load floor.
2015 Lexus CT200H Review – Security: In terms of security, the Lexus CT 200h benefits 8 airbags, ABS, brake assistance, electronic distribution of braking force, the electronic control system stability of the vehicle, the traction control and brake assist during simultaneous activation of the accelerator and brakes.
Comparable models in the Lexus CT 200h 2015 Acura ILX Hybrid, Audi A3 TDI, Ford C-MAX Energi, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Volkswagen Jetta hybrid turbocharged.