A LUX­URY PRIUS

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LEXUS CT200h

Yet an­other car that never found favour lo­cally.

The Lexus CT200h was ba­si­cally a Prius in a fancy frock, which means it was tricky for Av­er­age joe to jus­tify the high re­tail price back when it was new.

Now that prices have dropped to the R150 000 re­gion, it’s hard to ig­nore. In ad­di­tion to ev­ery­thing you get in a Prius, the CT200h comes with a host of lux­u­ries and brand pres­tige.

It uses the same 1.8-litre Atkin­son cy­cle en­gine as the Prius, mated to the same elec­tric mo­tor.

Not that it’s in the same ball­park as the Prius price- wise, it may be the best choice be­tween the two. The styling is much eas­ier to stom­ach, too.

Price: r165 000 Year: 2012 en­gine: 1.8-litre petrol en­gine + elec­tric mo­tor Mileage: 113 000km

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