2011 Lexus CT 200h
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2011 Lexus CT 200h

New York, New York – Lexus will show the all-new CT 200h premium compact hybrid at the New York International Auto Show at the end of March. The new model will go in sale in the U.S. in early 2011 as the first dedicated hybrid vehicle in the premium compact segment.

The CT 200h debuted at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show in March and will join the HS 250h as Lexus’ second dedicated hybrid.

“The CT 200h is expected to lead the class in fuel economy and deliver low emissions, but the CT 200h isn’t just about being a hybrid, it’s about having fun,” said Mark Templin, general manager and division group vice-president for Lexus. “The stylish CT 200h has an attitude and driving dynamic unlike any other Lexus hybrid. It will excite eco-conscious young consumers and symbolize urban luxury living.”

The CT 200h uses a 1.8-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gas engine and Lexus Hybrid Drive technology. The system features two motor generators and a hybrid battery pack located under the rear cargo area within the wheelbase for optimized balance.

Features will include an available pre-collision system with dynamic radar cruise control, eight standard airbags, and a front and rear body damping system that is a first for the Lexus lineup and will minimize vibration.

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