Luxury compact hybrid receives corporate makeover
When the 2014 Lexus CT200h arrives in dealer lots, expect it to be sporting a new corporate face. The luxury compact hybrid will receive the same spindle grille as the rest of the Lexus lineup.
However, don’t expect much in the way of changes under the hood. The CT200h, which is currently three years into its production run, probably won’t be due for any significant changes for at least another three to four years.
The CT has not been the biggest seller in the US or Canada for Lexus since its introduction. In 2012, Lexus sold 1640 CT units in Canada compared to 1975 IS cars.
Press release and images below.
THE 2014 LEXUS CT TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT THE GUANGZHOU MOTOR SHOW
TOKYO – The world premiere of the 2014 CT 200h will take place at the 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show in China, on November 21st 2013.
The CT 200h was introduced in 2010, and was the world’s first full hybrid luxury compact car.
With this introduction, it now includes a new Lexus ‘spindle grille’. Also, this compact luxury hatchback offers a more dynamic and sophisticated exterior design. Newly designed alloy wheels and a new rear look which features a more horizontal structure also reinforce its distinctiveness.
All other details about the upgraded CT 200h will be revealed at the upcoming Guangzhou Motor Show. A press conference will be held at the Lexus booth, Hall 5.1 in the China Import and Export Commodities Fair Complex.