Sunday, March 1, 2015


Those city-staying, green-inclining Lexus significant others among us can thoroughly enjoy the reappearance of the one of a kind, extravagance arranged and reduced 5-traveler CT 200h hybrid hatchback for 2015. Shockingly spiffy taking care of, also some powerful mileage numbers and a genuine sticker recognize this small eco-boosting individuals hauler from its potential companions of which there are quickly none—while the conventional Lexus luxurious returns reinforced by a couple of included techno-changes. Shockingly, by and by neck-snapping or even gently shocking quickening is not one of the CT 200h's properties, nor is back ward perceivability with the high-riding freight zone stacked. 

All things considered, this scaled back hatchback stays offered in a solitary Base trim, while the accessible CT 200h F Game bundle again stands prepared to wrench up the drive or amplify your shopping center bounces. An enjoyably open lodge, in the mean time, stays supplemented by what appears a chintzy 14.3 cubic feet of freight space to the back seatbacks, yet said seatbacks are of the split-folding variety, and can in this manner include an unspecified measure of additional space to the aggregate toting count. Gracious, and obviously this inviting wagon, in either cycle, stays accessible just in the conventional front-wheel-drive (FWD) arrangemen.Those techno-tweaks mentioned above, by the way, include upgrades to Lexus’ Enform infotainment system, including accessibility to iHeart Radio 4.0 and Slacker, standard Siri Eyes Free Mode for your iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, an upgraded Homelink remote garage door opener and 3-flash turn-signal operation. Oh, and a redesigned badge now distinguishes the available F Sport sub-trim.

Meanwhile, Lexus still stands tall, eco-friendliness-wise, with 6 hybrid drivetrains offered in its power stable. The particular engine that inhabits the 2015 CT 200h remains a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) gasoline engine that mates with a pair of electric motors and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) for 134 combined gas/electric hp and 142 lb-ft of torque. A 650-volt electric drive motor allows this handy hatchback to be driven short distances on electric power only, while the second electric motor handles such duties as starting and charging the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack. Additionally, the CT 200h boasts auto engine stop/start, as well as Lexus’ Drive Mode Select, featuring 4 driving modes—Normal, Sport, Eco and EV (Electric Vehicle)—to suit your aforementioned commuting challenges or mall-moseying mood. 

Of course, oodles of standard features continue to define the Lexus brand, and the CT 200h is no exception. This pint-size hybrid hatchback returns in 2015 sporting standard 17-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable mirrors outside, with leatherette upholstery, cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering adorning the cabin.

Leather and simulated alloy cabin accents remain complemented by standard dual-zone climate control, while the returning Safety Connect emergency telecommunications are again handled via Bluetooth hands-free technology. The single CD-player, meanwhile, is once again standard, as are 6 speakers, satellite radio and auxiliary audio input (a USB port).
Perhaps the most noteworthy of the 2015 CT 200h option selections is the posh-laden F Sport package, which comes in several configurations. There is, for instance, the F Sport Premium Package with Display Audio, offering, besides marginally improved performance, distinctive badges and appliqu├ęs, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and the improved-for-2015 remote garage door opener. The F Sport Premium Package for Navigation, meanwhile, includes all of the above, along with HDD navigation, a 7-inch touchscreen, rear-view camera and HD radio. Then there’s the Leather Package , leather upholstery, as well as memory for driver’s settings,as do heated power-adjustable front seats Finally available Intuitive Parking Assist and remote engine start also return in this heady hybrid hatchback in either the Base or F Sport version for the upcoming year.
Wellbeing savvy, search for the 2015 CT 200h to game 4-wheel antilock brakes,traction and security control, front and back head airbags, front head limitation whiplash insurance and front side-mounted airbags. Driven daytime LED running lights additionally stay standard for the up and coming year, as do turn-sign coordinated mirrors, a post-impact security and a remote antitheft caution. Discretionary wellbeing stuff, interim, again incorporates versatile voyage control with precollision programmed braking.

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