The latest CT 200h’s luxurious cockpit offers a unique Lexus welcome, with beautifully stitched leather seating and high-quality materials. However, it’s equipped with advanced technologies like Remote Touch, 13-speaker Mark Levinson® audio and Lexus Premium Navigation. For a more dynamic look, the head-turning new CT 200h F SPORT offers ‘Dark Rose’ leather seats, more responsive suspension and 17-inch F SPORT alloy wheels.

Driving the new CT 200h you’ll experience peerless Lexus luxury in a compact car powered by the world’s most advanced Full Hybrid technology. You’ll also enjoy smooth performance, hallmarked by extremely low CO2 emissions from just 82 g/km. In EV (Electric Vehicle) mode you can drive almost silently, using no fuel and emitting zero emissions. Discover a new level of comfort and refinement in the amazing new CT 200h.

The biggest visual change is, of course, the addition of the new corporate front fascia, which Lexus refers to as the “spindle grille.” Other changes on the outside include a choice of new 16-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels featuring a 10-spoke design. The CT 200h has also been treated to a redesigned rear bumper, the most noticeable changes being the black lower center section and L-shaped reflector housings.

The Lexus CT 200h is now available in any of six body colors, including a new red color option. Lexus hopes that the addition of a two-tone paint option featuring a black roof coupled with a body colour of your choice will make some buyers take notice.On the inside, the CT 200h has received a new 14.6-inch diameter steering wheel, as well as a 4.2-inch Thin Film Transistor Optitron instrument panel, which can be linked to the car’s infotainment system and controlled by steering wheel-mounted switches. Also premiering in the CT 200h refresh is the second generation Remote Touch Interface system, which Lexus promises will be more user friendly. The sound system has been improved with the debut of the world’s first bamboo loudspeaker technology, combining bamboo fiber, plant opal, and charcoal to create the industry’s thinnest loudspeaker diagram.

Lexus has improved the CT 200h’s body rigidity through additional spot welding and through the use of structural-adhesive technology. The increased body rigidity has also allowed Lexus to tweak the suspension, including the addition of a new shock-absorber valve and new coil springs.

A new CT 200h F Sport has also bowed at the Guangzhou Motor Show, with the car being a sportier version of the CT 200h. This means a slightly altered mesh-grille design, tweaked fog-lamp housings and a roof spoiler. The F Sport version of the CT 200h will also feature 17-inch wheels unique to this model, as well as a choice of nine exterior colors, including White Nova. Pricing has yet to be released for the 2014 model, but it’s not expected to stray too far from the $32,945 starting price of the 2013 model.

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