Mike Stevens | Dec 13, 2012

Lexus Australia has introduced a number of new features to its little CT 200h hybrid hatch this week, while pricing has been given a bit of a shake.

In entry Prestige form, the CT adds updated Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, along with the Drive Mode Select linked tachometer and instrument lighting, and powered retractable mirrors.

All CT 200h models are now also equipped with DAB+ digital radio, and models with satellite navigation now have their maps stored on a hard drive instead of a DVD. Live traffic alerts and new graphics are also featured.

In F Sport and Sport Luxury trim, power adjustable front passenger seats now join the feature-list. Mark Levinson audio has been added to Sport Luxury models as standard, and as an optional extra with the F Sport.

Lexus says it has also delivered enhancements to shock absorber settings across the range, with a focus on comfort and compliance.

"CT 200h's additional specification enhances what is already a compelling package and once again provides significant additional specification over our competitors as standard," Lexus Australia boss Tony Cramb said.

The CT's powertrain remains unchanged, with the little hatch driven by a 1.8 litre petrol engine and rear-mounted electric motor and generator.

Together, the petrol-electric hybrid arrangement produces 100kW and 207Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via an electrically-controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT).

Fuel consumption for the CT 200h is listed at 4.1 l/100km.

 

Pricing

Pricing for the Luxury model has fallen from $49,240 to $46,990, while the F Sport increases $750 to $50,990. The highest price rise comes with the Sport Luxury, climbing from $1750 to $57,990.

  • Prestige - $39,990
  • Luxury - $46,990
  • F Sport - $50,990
  • Sports Luxury - $57,990

Note: prices exclude on-road costs.

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