The Japanese based automaker Lexus has just released a more agile version of the CT200h, named the F-Sport, answering this way to critics which targeted their model.
According to Lexus, the CT200h is powered by a 1.8 liter transversal-mounted engine which is actually a hybrid with the technology coming from Toyota. The 1.8 liter unit is developing 98 horsepower and the electric motor 81 horsepower, leading to CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km.
The main difference to the world’s first hybrid premium compact vehicle is actually the suspension, where Lexus replaced the standard Showa shock absorbers with a set of Kayaba, which have a main role: to improve the car’s performance by minimizing vibrations while offering a pleasant feel in the steering wheel and an extra comfort in some cases.
The CT200h F-Sport’s exterior also got a few tweaks which count a larger rear spoiler, widened wheel arches, new front grille, redesigned bumpers and 17 inch alloy wheels, while for the interior the vehicles is coming with cruise control, black leather upholstery, heated seats, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, electric folding mirrors and rear view camera, all of these being offered as standard.
The optional equipment list includes navigation system with hard disk, rear parking assistance, ten-speaker audio system or anti blind central mirror.