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Lexus CT200h launched in NZ


The luxurious full hybrid CT200h from Lexus will go on sale from 1 April

The Lexus CT200h five-door hatch is a unique car in New Zealand.

“CT200h is an exciting addition to the Lexus line-up. The inclusion of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system in a compact luxury model makes this a unique vehicle which we’re sure the luxury vehicle buyer in New Zealand will appreciate,” says Lexus National Manager, Debbie Pattullo.

“There’s a definite trend toward small vehicles that do not compromise on features. CT200h gives Lexus a presence in this growing luxury compact segment.”

Fuel consumption in the CT200h is reportedly 4.1 litres per 100 kilometres, with 94 grams of CO2 emitted per kilometre (ADR 81/02 combined cycle).

Lexus says that in EV mode, the new CT200h can be driven in almost complete silence, using no fuel and emitting zero emissions under certain conditions.

Using the latest generation Lexus Hybrid Drive technology, CT200h combines a 1.8-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine with a 80hp electric motor, a compact battery and an energy management system.

The CT200h is available in three equipment grades – CT200h, CT200h Limited, and CT200h F Sport.

All models offer driver and passenger dual stage front, front seat side, driver and passenger knee and front/rear curtain shield airbags. An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) is standard, as is Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).

Standard equipment also includes climate controlled air conditioning; reversing camera; cruise control; a leather steering wheel with audio controls; chrome and leather gear lever; multi-information display; engine immobiliser; auto dimming inside rear view mirror; a six speaker audio system with CD player, audio input jack, USB jack and digital audio player holder.

Outside, there are 16 inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running light system, emergency brake lights, and front and rear parking sensors.

CT200h Limited has front and rear performance dampers, a pre-crash safety system with dynamic radar cruise control, sports style front bumper and lower radiator grille, 17 inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, LED headlights with cleaners and auto levelling, auto dimming outside rear view mirrors with auto retract, memory and auto tilt in reverse functions, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, and a smart entry and start system.

Inside, the CT200h Limited adds a Satellite Navigation system controlled by Lexus remote touch, a 10 speaker CD changer system, Bluetooth hands-free telephone functionality, leather and wood steering wheel with additional controls, driver’s seat power adjustment with memory system and lumbar support, leather seats, wood style instrument panel, and alarm.

F Sport is distinguished on the outside by dark silver 10-spoke 17 inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, a sports style grille, side skirts, and a larger style rear spoiler. ‘F Sport’ badges feature on the front fenders. Inside are unique leather seats; an F Sport style steering wheel, scuff plates with ‘F Sport’ logo, sports pedals, and a metallic style instrument panel.

F Sport shock absorbers and springs were tuned "with performance in mind".

Contact your local Lexus dealer to take the new CT200h for a test drive.

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