A LUXURY PRIUS
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