The 2016 Lexus CT 200h is being released soon and will keep its stamp to the luxury hybrid segment. This vehicle remains the only small luxury hybrid vehicle in this segment and it is its unique blend of great fuel economy and a sporty character which keeps it a contender and a great choice for any given situation. This new setup is going to expand the vehicle’s fan base and will perhaps extend the range of people who get to be interested in this type of a vehicle.
People regard this vehicle as an upgraded and a more luxury Prius vehicle. It may be so as it uses the same kind of a powertrain and similar fuel specs. The thing that we have here is that the Prius is all about function while the CT 200h gets an unique luxury upgrade which makes is so much more. With the latest look we get more of the looks than the car had before and gives it more versatility and will build up a completely new fan base for the car as such.
The 2016 model is going to have a more aggressive styling and is going to use a stiffer chassis. This makes the CT 200h a whole new luxury hot hatch for the future period. The vehicle is going to receive its release date pretty soon and all the current updates and information are available here for you in this review. Enhancing the specs is not going to be an issue here as they are planning to concentrate solely on the styling with this release.
2016 Lexus CT 200h exterior
The exterior look of the 2016 Lexus CT 200h is its greatest advantage. A person who does not the way the CT 200h appears does not exist so far. Everybody is happy how the vehicle carries itself as it poses a primary appearance of the brand. The front side of the car has a spindle grille which is split with a dark middle-section silver lower lip. The fog lamp houses have been turned into air vents and actually increase the menacing appearance the vehicle has. The headlights also have a modern design to them as they also add projector beams and LED accents. The side profile of the CT is actually very interesting, which is not the case with your standard hybrid car. The rounded bumper is the highlight of the profile end as it gives us some additional details like the fog light cuts which are now visible from the sides.
The greenhouse of the car has a laser straight cut across the bottom side, which forms an upward kink at the rear window part. This continues all the way to the A-pillars at the back and is gives us a sense of speed which defies the profile. The back side of the car has similar details that are seen to the front of the car. You can find the faux vents which cut into the bumper where the rear reflectors are placed. Under the bumper there is a part which looks like a diffuser and the taillights have been elongated a bit and shaped so they widen the appearance of the entire car. Also there is going to be 17-inch, split-spoke alloy wheel option as a base one for the new Lexus and an Eminent White paint job which is exclusively added this year.
The interior of the 2016 Lexus CT 200h has an expected all-Lexus look. It is a complete divorce from what you get inside the Prius car as this one has a lot of exclusive and compelling elements added to it. The cabin has a tighter and a more intimate design. The center stack adopts a large design which actually splits the driver and the passengers into two separate areas. The center console has a trademark Lexus infotainment system which you can operate using a mouse and directly above it you have the rotary dial which enables you to switch from driving modes as you have Eco, Normal or Sport available to choose from. The EV Mode and traction control disable buttons are positioned just at the sides of the dial.
Of course, all the surfaces of the car have some very nice and very soft materials that cover the most part of the car. The seats, steering wheels, center armrest, door panels, center console all have leather coverings, but the interior uses NuLuxe covers. The ergonomics of the car are very well planned out, there are comfortable, high mounted seats and a high mounted screen which enables better visibility of the road and better usage of the controls. Finally, the dash is very simple and very practical to use. With an easy layout you get far more usage from the dahs. The practical yet exclusive look is a complete step forward than something you would get inside a Prius vehicle.
Under the hood of the 2016 Lexus CT 200h is an already familiar drivetrain as the Lexus Hybrid Drive utilizes a Toyota Synergy Drive system. It comprises of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and some nickel metal hydride batteries. The engine alone adds 98 horsepower and 105 pounds of torque but the extra power provided by the electric engine enables a total amount of production of 134 horsepower and 153 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain combines with a CVT transmission system and also adds a hauling ability of 3,100 pounds. The car is able to produce an acceleration of 0-60 mph in around 10 seconds and gives us a top speed of 113 mph. The EPA ratings are actually the most important specs that you need to know about and they amount to 43 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined.
Price and release date
The starting price of the 2016 Lexus CT 200h starts at a base MSRP level of $32,050. With the added parts and packages that the car can be equipped with, the total price may amount to $37,865 the most. The release date of the car is just in a few months and people will be able to purchase their vehicle pretty soon.