2018-2019 Lexus CT 200h – the restyling of the hybrid hatch


Hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200h , having gone through a light restyling, officially unveiled November 21, at an auto show in Guangzhou (China). The youngest representative in the line of premium brand 2018-2019 Lexus model compact hatchback 2018-2019 Lexus CT hybrid expected in received a new face with the company’s false radiator grille in the form of a spindle. Since the beginning of the new 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200 h can buy in showrooms Russian cities. After the premiere in the framework of the Geneva motor show new hybrid will be available and European motorists.
Price updated 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200h year for motorists in Russia virtually unchanged compared with the pre-reform model and is 1323 rubles per Standard packaging, 1.375 million rubles for the Comfort version, 1522 thousand rubles worth Executive, 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200h F SPORT will cost at least 1667 thousand rubles. Well, the richest and most expensive Luxury equipment for hybrid hatchback is offered at a price of 1,830 mln. Rubles.

Major changes in the exterior design of the updated 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200h occurred in the front part of the body of a hybrid hatchback. The smallest car in the lineup 2018-2019 Lexus last got branded a family grille, resembling an hourglass, but by the designers alludes to the coil of thread (in the past, the company Toyota, which is the luxury division of the 2018-2019 Lexus, engaged in the production of looms).

Set heraldic shield grille entailed a revision of the configuration of the front bumper, fenders and hood. As a result, the surviving hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus CT restyled front began to look aggressive and sporty, that the company will provide a plan of marketers interested in the model by young motorists.

In profile, the new 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200h model year is very easy to identify thanks to the new alloy wheels with 10-spokes Tew 16-17 range with tires 205/55 R16 or 215/45 R17, installed on expensive models or available as an option. In the initial version of the Standard tire dimensions 195 / 65R15 R15 with alloy wheels. Also on the roof there was a renewed premium hybrid antenna – shark fin.

The rear of the hybrid hatch in favor of the general concept of the sports body has got a new bumper massive form, supplemented by a diffuser and a pseudo-air intakes.


  • Installation of new bumpers and an antenna on the roof a few modifications to the external dimensions of 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200 h Body year. Hybrid increased in length by 30 mm to 4350 mm and a height of 5 mm to 1,445 mm, the width remained at 1765 mm, and the size 2600 mm wheelbase. Minimum ground clearance in the presence of R15 tires and discs of 130 mm, larger wheels R16 wheels increase ground clearance of 140 mm.

Russian motorists thought about buying an updated premium hatchback can choose one of eleven! enamel color options: white F Sport, pearl white, silver, gray, yellow, bright red, dark red, blue, bronze, black opal and black. Paint has scratch resistant thanks Resettable top layer of lacquer. Additional weld seams 20 and the connection panels via adhesive force led to more rigid body structure.

The interior of the updated 2018-2019 Lexus CT hybrid has not changed as much as the face of the car, but the new touches in the cabin, of course, present. The owner and part-time driver will appreciate the new multifunction steering wheel with a diameter of 370 mm (the same is set in a sedan 2018-2019 Lexus IS the third generation), Optitron instrument panel, able to change the illumination color and supplemented with 4.2-inch TFT screen as an option (duplicate information from screen multimedia system and control buttons on the steering wheel), rearview camera, transmitting the image on the 2018-2019 Lexus media display screen, the speakers are made of bamboo (even better was the acoustics), the ability to turn off the stabilization system and a high quality materials. The choice of fabric for the upholstery of seats – black, beige, brown, red, blue or leather – black, beige, light brown. Inlays – Black metallic or plastic, bamboo, dark brown wood, wood shimamok.

As mentioned above the new 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200h is available to Russians in five different trim levels, but even the initial Standard packed generously: rain sensor, light sensor, audio system (CD, MP3, WMA, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, 6 speakers), automatically folding mirrors with electric and heated, dual-zone climate control, instrument panel Optitron (four modes of illumination EV, Eco, Normal and Sport), highlighting the legs zone at planting in cars, ABS with EBD and BAS, TRC, TPWS, VSC, HAC, ECB, alarm with tow-NIL 8 airbags.

With the rising cost of a complete set of hybrid hatchback is additionally equipped with tires 205/55 R16 or 215/45 R17 on alloy wheels, fog lights, heated front seats, keyless entry smart key, LDA-monitor controller, parking sensors front and rear, rear-view camera , leather upholstery seats, headlight washers, LED daytime running lights, color EMV screen with a joystick Remote touch, advanced music by Mark Levinson 13-Tew speakers, navigation system with maps of Russian cities, electric driver’s seat in 8 directions and the passenger in 4 ex-direction, with the electric sunroof, adaptive cruise control.

The boot capacity of 375 liters in the stowed condition to 985 liters (loaded up to the ceiling) in the folded second-row seats, fuel tank 45 liters of gasoline, nickel-metal hydride battery is installed in underground luggage.

Technical characteristics of the 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200 h model year remained unchanged. In the presence of a hybrid propulsion system Toyota Hybrid Drive (originally designed for the Toyota Prius), which includes a 1.8-liter petrol engine (99 hp 142 Nm) and an electric motor driving the front wheels (82 hp 207 Nm). But the leading role assigned to the unit provides communication gasoline engine and an electric motor with the subsequent transfer of torque to the front wheels (assigned to controlled via 2018-2019 Lexus Hybrid Drive electronics continuously variable transmission based on planetary gear). Total power of the truth, of 136 hp (limited to the possibility of the battery).
suspension scheme remains the same: front independent with struts McPherson, rear independent double wishbone well, but the suspension and calibration of electric power steering undergone additional settings aimed at ensuring higher comfort and stability.

In fact, the pre-reform and 2018-2019 Lexus CT 200h was nice and comfortable control Test Drive demonstrates collected suspension, minimal body roll when cornering, the transparent handling -. A word typical 2018-2019 Lexus, though small.
Dynamics of a “gas to the floor” to the first hundred in 10.3 seconds, top speed of 180 mph. Slowly, I wonder? But the flip side – touch and move at speeds up to 45 mph can be almost silent only traction motor, but only 3-4 kilometers. Fuel consumption declared by the manufacturer 4.0-4.1 liters practically does not depend on what mode the car is moving, in the city or on the highway, but it is difficult to achieve such a result, although it is possible. In real life, fuel consumption is also a modest -6.5 6 liters on the highway to 7,8-8 liters in the city, of course, if you do not get hung up on the economy and drive like a conventional hatchback.

Do not forget to mention that for the updated compact hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus will be offered a version of the F Sport – honeycomb mesh grille, a more developed spoiler above the glass tailgate, original rear bumper, exclusive wheels, plenty of stylish and colorful touches in the interior (aluminum pedals, steering wheel F Sport with perforated leather on the rim, door sills, leather upholstery in black or dark red, inlays F Sport).