Safety: Lexus CT 200h takes 5 stars from JNCAP image

Lexus, the premium automaker owned by Toyota Motor Corp., on Tuesday said its CT 200 gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle has received a maximum five-star rating in automobile safety testing carried out under the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP).

The 1,400kg vehicle took a total of 179.6 points: 92.31 points for occupants protection, 83.35 points for pedestrian protection and 4.0 points for PSBR.

The CT200h model made its debut at the March 2010 Geneva Auto Show, six months after the unveiling of the LF-Ch concept car. Production began in December 2010 with European sales following shortly after.[5] US sales began in March 2011.

A 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors combine to give the Lexus CT 200h some 134 horsepower, while an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT) works as ringleader. The chassis is based on the Toyota MC platform, which is the same platform used by the Corolla and the Matrix.

The vehicle is capable to hit 60 mph in 10.4 seconds on the way to a pass through the quarter-mile in 17.6 seconds at 78.8 mph.

Braking Performance Test

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Installation Conditions Of Safety Devices

ABS Yes Air bag Driver’s side: Yes/Front passenger side: Yes
Side air bag Yes Side curtain
Air bag
Yes
Stability Contorol System Yes Damage Mitigation Brake System No
Seat Type Driver’s side: Normal seat
Front passenger side: Normal seat
Seatbelt
pretensioner
First row: Driver’s side: Yes/Front passenger side: Yes
Second row: Driver’s side: No/Front passenger side: No/Center: No
Seat belt force
(load) limiter
First row: Driver’s side: Yes/Front passenger side: Yes
Second row: Driver’s side: No/Front passenger side: No/Center: No
Seatbelt Reminder
Front passenger side: Yes
Rear passenger side: No