Six months after revealing the LF-Ch concept, Lexus is set to unveil its new CT 200h model at the Geneva motor show.
Created for motorists who want to lower their emissions, but not their standards, the CT 200h will be the first full hybrid vehicle in the premium compact segment. Lexus is touting the CT200h as the “first full hybrid vehicle in the premium compact segment,” but that statement only applies to Europe, which doesn’t get the HS250h or its Toyota Sai sibling.
Equipped with second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive technology, the CT 200h reinforces Lexus’s hybrid power leadership in the premium market, joining the established RX 450h, GS 450h and LS 600h models to complete the range of full hybrid vehicles.
We expect the powertrain to be similar to the one found in the North American HS250h sedan, which mates a 147-hp, 2.4-liter engine with a nickel-metal hydride battery pack and a 105-kW electric motor. Total output in the HS is 187 hp. The CT200h may also get a less-powerful hybrid system as perhaps a base option