Australian specifications and pricing have been announced for the 2018 Lexus CT200h. The entry model in the Lexus range climbs in price, but gains revised styling, an increased level of equipment and technology to increase its competitiveness.
A new mesh-pattern grille can be seen can be seen adorning the front of the Luxury and Sports Luxury grades whilst at the back end the integrated bumper division has been deleted. Now new LED L-shaped taillights with repositioned indicators can be found. Also at the tail end a new tailgate garnish has been added and the rear bumper reshaped with new metallic sliver-and-black highlights.
Now found on the F Sport and Sports Luxury grades are Bi-LED headlamps and repositioned DRLs.
Newly designed 16-inch wheels on the Luxury and 17-inch for the F Sport complete the exterior changes.
On the inside, on the Luxury grade, a new Chateau colour features on the fabric trim or as part of a two-tone ensemble on the Sports Luxury models or enhancement packs. The F Sport now has the option of F Sport White and F Sport Flare interior trim with leather accents.
Gaining the Lexus Safety System +, which uses a camera and radar to ‘read’ the road and prevent accidents with cars and now pedestrians, is the first in a string of tech upgrades.
Also added are technology features such as autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning with steering assist, active cruise control and automatic high beam.
Across the three grades, Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury, a bigger 10.3-inch display screen has replaced the 7-inch screen which now features satellite navigation and Enform system.
In the Luxury grade guise, the infotainment system also gains SUNA live traffic updates and sway warning joins the safety suite. New 16-inch alloy wheels, 4.2-inch instrument cluster display, electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, moving guidelines on the reversing camera image and a GPS function for the analogue clock, automatically adjusting to different time zones also add to the features list.
An optional enhancement pack is also available which brings leather-accented interior, 17-inch alloys, LED fog lamps, DAB+ digital radio and heated front seats for $4,500 or a moonroof for an extra $2500.
The F Sport grade gains, in addition to the regular upgrades, auto-levelling Bi-LED headlamps with washers and LED fog lamps. There is also the option of a moonroof for the $2500 price tag or a 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system and smart key card can be optioned in a package for $4500.
With an already extensive equipment list on the Sports Luxury grade, the exclusive upgrades include pedestrian detection function for the pre-collision system and Bi-LED headlamps. The Sports Luxury grade already includes leather-accented trim, heated and power-adjustable driver and front-passenger seats, Mark Levinson sound and moonroof.
The 1.8-litre petrol engine is retained in the CT200h as well as the two electric motors which are charged while on the move. The system has a combined output of 100kw/207Nm.
2017 Lexus CT 200h Pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Luxury $40,900 ( + $2,150)
1: $4,500 (leather, 17-inch alloys, LED fog lamps, DAB+, heated front seats)
2: $7,000 (adds moonroof to EP1)
F Sport $50,400 ( + $1960)
1: $2,500 (moonroof)
2: $4,500 (moonroof, Mark Levinson sound, smart key card)
Sports Luxury $56,900 ( + $810)
Premium paint $1000 on all grades
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