The new Lexus CT 200h is the first five-door compact car, its size, packaging, full hybrid technology and low emissions fully address the requirements of discerning, environment-conscious customers in a key market sector. It’s entering production in late 2010 and set for sale worldwide.
Stylish exterior aerodynamics with the strong front grille, directly referencing the LF-Ch concept sits over a full-width bumper and air dam. The headlamp units, positioned higher than the grille and incorporate LED. Also has the steeply raked windscreen, long. At the rear, the trailing edge of the roof overhangs a wide, the tailgate section flows from the shoulders of the rear wheelarches.
Based on the Future Lexus Interior concept, the dashboard is split into an upper Display Zone, with an eight-inch LCD multi-display screen; and a lower Operation Zone, with the shift lever and other controls such as Lexus’s Remote Touch multi-function controller. The Lexus CT 200h offers a roomy interior with the 2,600mm wheelbase and luggage capacity is 345 litres, increasing to 700 litres with the rear seats lowered.
The Lexus 200h CT with performance Hybrid Drive system that combines the 1.8-liter VVT-i petrol engine with a powerful electric motor. Apart from a mild hybrid system also has a mode EV (electric vehicle) that can run ultra quiet resulting in zero fuel consumption and CO2, NOx and particulate emissions. The car is capable of running in EV mode for up to 1.2 miles at speeds up to 28mph. Drivers have the choice of four selectable drive modes: ECO and NORMAL place the emphasis on efficiency and comfort, while SPORT focuses on dynamic performance.
o Number of cylinders: 4, in-line
o Displacement: 1,800 cc
* MOTOR GENERATOR
o Motor type: Permanent magnet synchronous motor
* HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY
o Battery type: Nickel-metal hydride (NiMh)
o Type: Front-wheel drive
o Gearbox type: Electrically controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT)
o Front: MacPherson strut with anti-roll bar, coil springs and shock absorbers
o Rear: Double wishbone with coil springs and shock absorbers
o Type: Electric power-assisted rack and pinion
* EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
o Overall length: 4,320 mm
o Overall width: 1,765 mm
o Overall height: 1,430 mm
o Wheelbase: 2,600 mm
o Front track: 1,525 mm
o Rear track: 1,525 mm
o Front overhang: 915 mm
o Rear overhang: 805 mm
o Type/size: Alloy, 17″