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Mike Stevens | Nov, 21 2013 | 2 Comments

2014 LEXUS CT 200H REVEALED

The facelifted 2014 Lexus CT 200h has made its official debut this week, following an online unveiling earlier this month.

Revealed at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China - yes, a third international motor show occurring in the same week - the updated CT range will hit Australia in the first half of 2014.

What's changed with the CT for 2014? On the surface, it's a styling update, adding the now-familiar Lexus 'spindle grille' up front, updated headlights, new wheels, and a handful of other tweaks.

But, according to Lexus, there's more than just a makeover to be found with the 'new' CT, thanks to a host of under-the-skin upgrades.

"The changes to CT 200h are more than skin deep; the depth of improvements go right to the heart of the model, improving its overall dynamic capabilities, driveability and visual appeal," Lexus Australia boss Sean Hanley says.

"The upgraded CT also reinforces Lexus' commitment to delivering engaging design and enjoyable dynamics across our entire product line-up."

Lexus says it has blessed the CT with greater rigidity, with more points of spot welding than before, along with new-generation adhesives.

The improved body rigidity has also allowed for improvements to suspension tune, with optimised coil spring rates, a new shock absorber valve, and a stronger rear stabiliser bar.

And while the CT's hybrid drivetrain is not quite brimming with power, the driver now benefits from a traction control 'off' switch for greater control.

Passengers should also experience better 'Noise, Vibration and Harshness' (NVH) qualities. Lexus says it has employed 94 separate measures to improve these qualities.

 

Features

Other enhancements to the CT include a new 370mm diameter steering wheel (matching that found in the larger IS sedan), along with a new Optitron instrument cluster with a 4.2 inch display included.

The main dash display is now slimmer and in a fixed position (rather than raising out of the dashtop like the current model), and the display's console-mounted control has been redesigned for greater ease of use.

There's also a new audio system, marking a world-first use of speakers that utilise bamboo fibres, along with plant opal and charcoal - all adding to the CT's 'green' credentials and boosting audio quality (or so Lexus says).

Rounding out interior improvements is a new door panel insert and upholstery design, adding stitching for "added visual quality".

 

Australia

The updated CT will hit Australia in the first half of 2014, with pricing and specifications to be confirmed closer to launch.

 
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