New look for Lexus CT range
ANEW slimmed down line up has been announced by Lexus for its smallest model, the CT 200h. With just three core grades replacing the eight previous models, the new CT range comes with a series of option packs. It is similar to the way Lexus will be selling its new UX compact crossover and ES saloon when they arrive next year.
The new CT models are now priced from £25,150 – an increase of more than £1,500 over the outgoing car – although the popular F
Sport models cost almost the same and start from £27,150.
A new Takumi grade is introduced as the range topper. Priced from £31,250 it comes with a high-end Mark Levinson sound system, a premium navigation set up plus LED headlights among its extra kit.
All versions come with the Lexus Safety System+ which features a pre-collision system, lane leeping assist, adaptive cruise control as well as automatic high beam and a sway warning.
Seven option packs are available starting with a Sport Pack for the basic model which adds 17-inch black alloys, black door covers and grill and an upgraded interior trim for an extra £500.
A Tech Pack, available for the CT and F Sport, provides Lexus Premium Navigation with a larger, 10-inch display, LED headlights with automatic levelling and headlamp washers and costs £750 while a Takumi Pack is available for F Sport models for an extra £4,850.
The Takumi Pack includes the Mark Levinson audio system, premium navigation, power adjustable front seats with leather upholstery, LED headlamps and higher grade trim inlays.
Other packs include a leather upholstery option on F-Sport versions and a premium option on the base model which includes keyless entry, parking sensors, privacy glass, heated front seats and upgraded upholstery. Each of those packs costs an extra £1,000.
The 2019 CT 200h retains its self-charging hybrid electric powertrain with a 1.8-litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor and developing 134bhp.
Officially it is rated at 64.2mpg with emissions of 101g/km and in EV mode can be driven purely on electricity for short distances.