Hybrid Lexus CT 200h 2014, having survived a light restyling, officially unveiled November 21, 2013 at an auto show in Guangzhou (China). The youngest representative in the line of premium brand Lexus Model compact hatchback Lexus CT hybrid expected in 2014 received a new face with the company in the form of bars falshradiatornoy spindle.
Major changes in the exterior design of the updated Lexus CT 200h 2014 occurred in front of the body of a hybrid hatchback. The smallest car in the lineup last Lexus brand has got a family grille reminiscent of an hourglass, and the designers alludes to the coil for thread (in the past, the company Toyota, which is the luxury division Lexus, engaged in the production of looms).
Installing heraldic shield grille entailed revision configuration of the front bumper, wings and bonnet. The surviving hybrid Lexus CT restyled front became aggressive and sporty look that marketers plan to ensure the company’s interest in the model on the part of young motorists.
The new Lexus CT 200h 2014-2015 model year is very easy to identify with the new alloy wheels with 10 spokes-Tew 16-17 range with rubber 205/55 R16 or 215/45 R17, installed on expensive models. In the initial version of the Standard tire dimension 195 / 65R15 with alloy wheels R15. Also, on the roof of the updated premium hybrid appeared antenna – shark fin.
The back of the hybrid hatch in favor of the general concept of the sports body has got a new bumper massive form, supplemented by a diffuser and a pseudo-air intakes. Installation of new bumpers and an antenna on the roof a few modifications to the external dimensions of the body Lexus CT 200 h 2014. Hybrid increased in length by 30 mm to 4350 mm and a height of 5 mm to 1445 mm in width remained at 1765 mm, and the dimensions of the wheelbase of 2600 mm. Minimum ground clearance in the presence of wheels and tires R15 is 130 mm, larger wheels with wheels R16 increase the clearance of up to 140 mm.
Additional weld seams 20 and compound panels with glue to make it possible frame structure more rigid body.
The interior of the updated Lexus CT hybrid 2014 has not changed as much as the face of the car, but the new touches in the cabin, of course, present. The owner and part-time driver will appreciate the new multifunction steering wheel with a diameter of 370 mm (the same is set in a sedan Lexus IS the third generation), dashboard Optitron, the ability to change the lighting color and augmented 4.2-inch TFT screen as an option (the same information with screen multimedia system and control buttons on the steering wheel), rear view camera transmits images to the screen Lexus Media Display, speakers made of bamboo (even better was the acoustics). The choice of fabric for upholstery seats – black, beige, brown, red, blue or leather – black, beige, light brown. Inlays – black plastic or metallic, bamboo, dark brown wood, wood shimamok.
As mentioned above the new Lexus CT 200h is available to Russians in five different trim levels, but even the initial generously packed Standard: rain sensor, light sensor, audio system, automatically folding electric mirrors and heated mirrors, footwell lights when landing in cars, ABS with EBD and alarm with tow-8-NIL airbags.
With the rising cost of complete hybrid hatchback is additionally equipped with tires 205/55 R16 or 215/45 R17 on alloy wheels, fog lights, heated front seats, keyless entry smart key, LDA-monitor with a controller, parking sensors front and rear, rear view camera, leather seats, headlight washers, LED daytime running lights, color screen with a joystick EMV Remote touch, advanced music by Mark Levinson 13-speaker Tew.
Trunk volume of 375 liters in the stowed state to 985 liters (download the ceiling) in the second-row seats folded, the fuel tank of 45 liters of gasoline, nickel-metal hybrids battery is installed in the underground luggage.
Specifications Lexus CT 200 h 2014-2015 model year remained unchanged. Available Hybrid Toyota Hybrid Drive (originally developed for the Toyota Prius), which includes a 1.8-liter petrol engine (99 hp 142 Nm) and an electric motor driving the front wheels (82 hp 207 Nm). The total capacity of the plant, however, only 136 hp (limited to the possibility of the battery). The scheme remains the same suspension: front independent with struts McPherson, rear independent double wishbone well, but the suspension and calibration of electric power steering undergone additional settings aimed at providing a high level of comfort and stability.
In fact, the pre-reform and Lexus CT 200h was nice and comfortable driving. Test drive demonstrates collected suspension, minimal body roll in cornering, transparent handling – in short typical Lexus, though small. Dynamics of a “gas to the floor” to the first hundred in 10.3 seconds, top speed of 180 mph. Slowly, I wonder? But the flip side – touch and move at speeds up to 45 mph can be virtually silent only traction motor, but only 3-4 kilometers. Fuel consumption declared by the manufacturer 4.0-4.1 liters practically does not depend on the mode in which moving cars in the city or on the highway, but it is difficult to achieve this result, although it is possible. In real life too modest fuel consumption of 6 liters of -6.5 on the road to 7,8-8 liters in the city, of course, if you do not get hung up on the economy and drive like a conventional hatchback. Do not forget to mention that for the updated compact hybrid Lexus will offer a version of F Sport – honeycomb mesh grille, a more developed spoiler on the tailgate glass, original rear bumper, exclusive wheels, plenty of stylish and colorful touches in the interior (aluminum pedals, steering wheel F Sport with perforated leather on the rim, door sills, leather upholstery in black or dark red, inlays F Sport).