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2011 Lexus CT 200h Overview

Video 1 (02m:15s): 2011 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Introduction
Video 2 (02m:37s): 2011 Lexus CT 200h Technical
PDF File (11.85 KB): 2011 Lexus CT 200h Specs

Lexus CT 200h – The Quiet Revolution

  • Environmentally sensitive, with no compromise on refinement and driving pleasure
  • Low emissions with almost no NOx and PM
2011 Lexus CT 200h

The Lexus CT 200h marks the introduction of the first, and only, full hybrid vehicle to the core of the premium compact segment.

The CT 200h is the new gateway into Lexus. It introduces the company’s unique synthesis of quality, sophistication and high technology to the premium compact segment for the first time, and will bring a younger group of customers to the brand.

Specifically designed and developed with the European market in mind, the all-new CT 200h’s size, packaging, full hybrid technology and ultra-low emissions perfectly meet the requirements of a young, highly discerning, environmentally-conscientious customer base. Yet it offers no compromise on the refinement and driving pleasure which hallmark the progressive luxury inherent in every Lexus.

The new CT 200h represents the synthesis of five key Lexus attributes which offer customers an unprecedented experience in premium compact motoring: Lexus Hybrid Drive and the extremely rigorous set of development standards known as the Lexus MUSTs; a unique driving character; the dynamic yet elegant styling inherent in the latest realization of Lexus’ L-finesse design philosophy; Lexus’ outstanding manufacturing quality and attention to detail; and the renowned customer service which lies at the heart of the Lexus ownership experience.

Lexus ct 200h release date: Entering production at the end of 2010, the CT 200h will be available in the first quarter of 2011.

Lexus Hybrid Drive Powertrain

  • Unique Lexus Energy Management System
  • 1.8-liter 98 hp (73kW VVT-i) gas engine and 80 hp (60 kW) electric motor for total system power of 134 hp (100kW)
  • Low emissions, remarkably low fuel consumption and almost no NOx or particulate emissions.
  • EV, ECO and SPORT ‘on-demand’ drive modes for distinct, Dynamic or Relaxing driving moods
  • Additional Energy Saving and Environmental Performance Measures
2011 Lexus CT 200h

The CT 200h’s Lexus Hybrid Drive features a unique energy management system. Through the application of brand-specific engineering solutions and software tuning, Lexus engineers have focused on enhancing both the environmental and driving performance of the full hybrid series/parallel system, as well as its low NVH levels.

With a total system output of 134 hp (100 kW), the CT 200h will accelerate seamlessly from 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds. Conversely, the CT 200h boasts remarkably low fuel consumption – a combined EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 42 mpg.

Lexus Hybrid Drive generates significantly less NOx and zero particulate emissions compared to an equivalent diesel engined vehicle. Moreover, when operating in a switchable EV mode, it generates zero NOx and particulate emissions, driving for up to one mile at speeds of up to 28 mph.
Further enhancing the Lexus Hybrid Drive system’s outstanding environmental credentials, the CT 200h incorporates numerous additional energy saving and environmentally-conscientious measures. These include LED lighting, an energy-efficient audio system amplifier and bamboo charcoal speakers, and the use of bio-sourced materials.

Dynamic Package

  • Combines agility and stability with a comfortable and supple ride
  • First Lexus with front and rear lateral performance damper system for minimization of body vibrations and improved dynamics.
  • Sporty, highly focused, ergonomic driving position
  • EV, ECO and NORMAL drive modes for Relaxing driving
  • SPORT drive mode for Dynamic driving with enhanced acceleration and agility
  • All-new, fully independent double wishbone rear suspension for superior ride comfort and handling, tuned MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Precise Electric Power Steering for enhanced driver feedback and rewarding driving dynamics
  • Extensively developed aerodynamics enhance stability, handling and ride comfort
2011 Lexus CT 200h Driving Modes

With a highly-focused driver’s environment, the new Lexus CT 200h has been developed to combine superior handling and a dynamic driving experience with the ride comfort expected of any Lexus. (2011 Lexus CT 200h Driving Experience)

Key to the new premium compact full hybrid’s sporting driving experience is its highly focused driver’s cockpit. It features a low driver’s seat with enhanced lateral and lumbar support, a sporting, wide grip steering wheel and a driver-focused instrument binnacle housing large, high-visibility, triple dials.

The CT 200h benefits from a highly modified existing platform incorporating numerous, exclusively developed body, chassis and powertrain control system engineering applications designed to offer customers a choice of two distinct driving moods – Dynamic, or Relaxing – in conjunction with the full hybrid’s EV, ECO, NORMAL and SPORT, ‘on-demand’ drive modes.

Particular attention has been paid to promoting superior handling stability through the high structural rigidity of the bodyshell, a low center of gravity and the minimizing of the yaw inertia moment through the use of an aluminum hood, tailgate and bumper reinforcements.

Introduced for the first time on a Lexus in this segment, a unique lateral performance damper system has been designed to help absorb and minimize body vibrations, giving a linear steering feel and further enhanced ride comfort.

The Lexus CT 200h features a bespoke suspension design which combines a proven, MacPherson strut front system with a new, fully-independent double wishbone architecture to the rear, offering superior levels of ride comfort, handling and package efficiency. (2011 Lexus CT 200h Offers Standard Drive Mode Select with Four Driving Modes)

2011 Lexus CT 200h
2011 Lexus CT 200h
2011 Lexus CT 200h
2011 Lexus CT 200h

Design

  • Latest adaptation of the L-finesse design philosophy, attracting a new, younger generation of Lexus customers
  • Dynamic, elegant design with superb, hand-crafted quality feel
  • High aerodynamic efficiency for the minimization of fuel consumption and wind noise
  • Lexus interior dashboard concept with upper Display Zone and lower Operation Zone
  • Compact exterior dimensions with a long, 102.4-inch wheelbase for spacious passenger accommodation
  • Award winning Remote Touch infotainment and vehicle set-up control
  • Audio systems with world-first high-rigidity bamboo charcoal speakers for improved sound quality
2011 Lexus CT 200h
2011 Lexus CT 200h

The Lexus CT 200h introduces a powerful new evolution of Lexus’ unique L finesse design philosophy to the heart of the premium compact segment.
Marrying refined elegance to sporting dynamism, the CT 200h has a highly distinctive, sharp-edged, resolute appearance, generating a unique aura which immediately sets it apart from segment rivals. With a powerful new Lexus frontal design, sweeping lines which mimic the natural flow of wind over and around the bodywork and a purposeful, wide track stance, the new full hybrid is the perfect expression of compact precision and power.

The CT 200h’s efficient and elegant cabin combines superior ergonomics, advanced Human/Machine Interface technologies and spacious passenger accommodation with hand-crafted feel, premium quality materials to create an outstandingly refined driving environment.
Its efficient package enables front and rear seat passenger accommodation that is spacious and a 14.3 cu. ft. luggage capacity is comparable to any vehicle its size.

Safety

  • Available Pre-Collision Safety System with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Electronically Controlled Braking-Regeneration system (ECB-R) incorporating Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Standard eight airbags, including side-curtain and driver and front passenger knee airbags
  • Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats with active front headrests for reduced whiplash injuries

As with every Lexus, the CT 200h’s highly advanced safety features are structured around an ‘Integrated Safety Management Concept’, which is designed to provide exceptional safety performance in most driving scenarios.

The new premium compact full hybrid is equipped with a comprehensive range of active, passive and pedestrian impact safety features in the entry luxury segment.

The CT 200h offers an optional pre-emptive, Pre-Collision Safety system incorporating Adaptive Cruise Control. Eight airbags including driver and front passenger knee airbags and Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) front seats are fitted as standard, and an upgraded Electronically Controlled Braking-Regeneration system (ECB-R) incorporates Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and a hybrid version of the brake override system, Smart Stop Technology. (Safety Features in Lexus CT 200h)

2011 Lexus CT 200h – Hi-res. Images

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2011 Lexus CT 200h
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