Lexus confirmed today that the 2011 Lexus CT 200h will make its North American debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show later this month. The new premium compact 5-door hybrid hatchback will be Lexus’ second dedicated hybrid and the fifth hybrid vehicle in the brand’s lineup in the United States.
“When the all-new Lexus CT 200h enters the market it will be the only hybrid vehicle in the emerging premium compact segment,” said Mark Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. “The CT 200h combines luxury features, eye-catching styling, and driving excitement that we know will attract a whole new buyer to the Lexus brand.”
Refresher: Power for the Lexus CT 200h comes from a 1.8L VVT-i gasoline engine mated to a powerful electric-motor fueled by nickel-metal hydride batteries. Unlike a mild-hybrid system, the CT 200h has an EV (electric-vehicle) mode that allows it to run on only on its electric-motor for up to 1.2 miles at speeds of up to 28 mph.
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– By: Kap Shah