2014 Lexus CT 200h Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Lexus CT 200h Redesign. 2014 Lexus CT 200h is one brand new car from Lexus that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2014 Lexus CT 200h.
Reinforcing the progressive luxury that is the hallmark of the Lexus brand, the new Lexus CT 200h compact luxury hatchback offers more sophisticated exterior styling, a more refined interior with upgraded equipment, enhanced driving comfort and a stronger differentiation of the F Sport version.
The Lexus CT 200h plays a critical role for Lexus. Positioned in the C-premium segment, the largest and most competitive segment of the European market, it represents the entry point to the Lexus brand. Designed to appeal to younger customers, it also attracts 85% of buyers from other brands.
The Lexus CT 200h has a short history, but has quickly established itself as a core model in Lexus’ European line-up. Since its launch in January 2011, the CT 200h has sold no less than 42,000 units throughout the continent, representing about 25% of total global sales for this model.
The CT 200h is the best-selling Lexus in several European countries, including France, UK, Italy, Spain, Norway and the Netherlands.
Lexus announced prices for the 2014 CT 200h, which will go on sale in late January or early February 2014. Prices will start from the same $32,050 as the 2013 model, plus processing and handling fee of $910.
The exterior styling of the new Lexus CT 200h is more dynamic and sophisticated, and is designed to appeal to a younger target market.
The front introduces a further evolution of the Lexus ‘spindle grille’ design. The centre has been pushed forwards to create a powerful, more three-dimensional form which generates the highly aerodynamic shaping of the bonnet, lower bumper and front fenders.
The new grille features bottom corners spaced 100mm wider than on the current model, and a lowered spindle ‘pinch point’, reinforcing the CT 200h’s low front profile and wide, sporting track.
Its spindle shape emphasised by a dark finish, the contrast between the upper chrome and lower metallic paint trim surrounds further emphasises the more sophisticated, three-dimensional structure of the new grille.
As with every Lexus, the grille is positioned lower than the headlamps to create the resolute look which hallmarks the brand. The headlamps themselves feature new, projector LED lamps with a new, high quality, smoked metallic finish.
Fog lamp housings at the lower bumper extremities have been detailed to match the dark finish of the spindle grille. They feature integral, aerodynamic slits which help smooth the flow of air around the front of the vehicle for improved high speed stability.
In profile, the new Lexus CT 200h may be identified by a choice of newly developed, 10-spoke, 16″ and 17″ alloys, and a new shark fin-style roof antenna.
To the rear, a new bumper design which is 20 mm lower at the extremities features a more horizontal structure. It incorporates distinctive, L-shaped reflector housings and a black lower centre section to emphasise the vehicle’s low centre of gravity and broad rear stance.
The new CT 200h is available in a choice of 11 body colours including a new Red. And all paintwork now benefits from a scratch-resistant, self-restoring top coat.
From the comparison image above, we can see that nice, new spindle grille that gives the CT 200h the same look that the rest of the Lexus lineup is moving toward. We can also see that the get a light redesign.
In the rear image, we get a good look at the revised rims, which are now in a six-twin-spoke pattern, plus the new rear bumper that features a revised lower-center insert, a pair of vents on each end and redesigned reflector beds. We can also see that the bumper flows into the body — just under the taillights — in a more upright manner, leading to a flattened top of the bumper. This flattened top section of the bumper is likely what Lexus meant by saying the 2014 CT 200h has a “more horizontal structure.”
For the 2014 model year Lexus is also offering a new exterior color, Redline and a new set of five-spoke 17-inch wheel design.
As usual customers can also opt for the F Sport package that will add a new front bumper and grille, newly designed 17-inch 5-twin spoke alloy wheels with two-tone graphite and machine finish, new black contrast roof, new rear spoiler with two large air ducts, and mesh fog lamp inserts and black surround.
The new Lexus CT 200h interior has been refined to offer greater comfort, enhanced levels of equipment and improved visual and tactile quality.
The driver now benefits from a new, 370 mm diameter steering wheel matching that of the IS model range.
The Optitron instrument binnacle is now available with an integral, 4.2″ TFT (Thin Film Transistor) screen which may be linked to the multimedia system and controlled via steering wheel-mounted switches. The central meter surround has been accentuated with a bright metal finish.
The central TFT multimedia display screen is now of a thinner, fixed design. The Lexus Media Display and Lexus Premium Navigation systems feature added functions, improved operability, and enhanced hands-free and voice recognition control. The former features a new, centre console-mounted controller.
Added functions include twin port, multi-USB compatibility; a USB-stored photo display function; a mirror link function (LDA); album cover art display; and a cache radio function which records 20 minutes of a programme for replay if missed.
Fully described below, the Remote Touch Interface (RTI) features a more user-friendly push entry control switch, the Lexus Navigation System has been substantially upgraded, and the Lexus audio systems benefit from the adoption of the world’s first bamboo loudspeaker technology.
Additional equipment upgrades include the availability of rear view and back guide monitors for the LDA system, as well as Intuitive parking Assist, a Tyre Pressure Warning system and a Traction Control ‘Off’ switch.
A new Light Control System features Welcome lighting, which illuminates selected exterior and interior lights for 15 seconds when the vehicle is unlocked; a Follow Me Home system which illuminates the headlamps and selected other lighting for between 30 and 120 seconds; and the automatic cut-off of interior lights 20 minutes after the ignition is switched off.
The centre console insert colours and combinations have been revised. A new door panel insert and upholstery design incorporates stitching for added visual quality. A choice of 5 trim finishes now includes Shimamoku wood. And a new, more sophisticated, metal film finish has been added to the centre console controls.
A choice of 5 fabric and 3 genuine leather upholstery finishes is available. And the interior also features a new colour scheme: Topaz Brown.
Under the hood, the CT 200h retains the usual 1.8-liter, in-line four-cylinder gas engine combined with a 650-volt motor/generator for a combined output of 134 horsepower. The powertrain is mated to an Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) that ensures impressive fuel economy figures and the best driving pleasure offered by a hybrid car.