Since 2010 CT is been around and this CT200h Lexus is using basic platform of Prius and gasoline electric powertrain focuses on fuel economy offering 42 mpg, is likely to compete Mercedes-Benz CLA class and Audi A3 in hybrid segment. 2016 version comes with new steering wheel, spindle grille design, shift knob and infotainment tech. F Sport will have black trim, mesh grille and different wheels.
Lexus comes up with sharp look both inside out. Interior with soft leather seats, nicely weighted steering and firm suspension keeps body roll on minimum at lower speeds.
CT200h equipped with 1.8 liter four cylinder produces 98 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque, electric motor itself produces 80 hp and 153 lb-ft of torque, paired with continuously variable automatic transmission. CT200h is a low speed travel as it takes 10 seconds to reach to 60 mph from zero, which means slow to available cars in same segment, even behind latest Prius which consumes 9.4 seconds. Noise heard at high acceleration, brake pedal feel is uncertain despite good tuned chassis.
CT200h hybrid and acceleration lets down, competitors offer more and better.