Photos and details from a digital press kit of the Lexus CT 200h made their way on to the internet earlier today.
Staying somewhat true to its concept LF-Ch design, the CT 200h is a 5-door hybrid hatchback powered by a 1.8L 4-cylinder VVT-i gasoline engine coupled with a magnet synchronous electric-motor that is fueled by a set of nickel-metal hydride batteries. Power is sent to the front wheels through an E-CVT (electrically-controlled continuously variable transmission).
We don’t know any fuel-economy figures as of yet but Lexus said that the CT 200h is out to prove that hybrids don’t have to be boring and promises “superior handling agility” with three driving modes including Eco, Normal, and Sport.
As of yet, Lexus has no plans to offer the CT 200h in North America.
2011 Lexus CT 200h (Leaked Images):
– By: Kap Shah