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Lexus CT 200h Full Details Leaked

 Lexus CT 200h Full Details Leaked
Lexus CT 200h leaked photos - 1600 - 23.02.2010

An anonymous source has e-mailed what appears to be a digital press kit produced by Lexus for next week's Geneva Motor Show.  The pages of the kit reveal photos and details of the Lexus CT 200h five-door hybrid, set for a debut at the Geneva event.

The full hybrid is based on the LF-Ch concept shown at the Frankfurt show in 2009.  It features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder VVT-i petrol engine and a magnet synchronous electric motor.  The company has not published performance details, but they do say that the motor is "powerful."  Nickel-metal hydride is used for the high voltage battery.  Power is sent to the front wheels via a electrically-controlled contiuously variable transmission, or E-CVT for short.

The car remains a sleek five-door, just like the concept.  It has sporty overhangs at the front and back, and a well-placed rear spoiler.  The car looks to have LED rear lighting.  At 4,320mm long, the car is 140mm shorter than the Toyota Prius.  The Lexus is 1,765mm wide by 1,430mm high; 20mm x 50mm less than the Prius.  It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, and features McPherson/front- and double wishbone rear suspension.

Lexus wants to use this car to prove that full hybrids do not have to be boring drives.  They claim the car has "superior handling agility" to suit their customers' wishes, and three driving modes (Eco, Normal, and Sport) to adjust to different situations.  Again, Lexus remained vague about sprint times, overtake ability, and top speed.

Hopefully, these details and more will be released at the Geneva Motor Show.

The leaked information also reveals data about Lexus LFA sales orders which states allocation will be fixed in April, while individual orders will be confirmed to customers in May.  Demand has surpassed the announced 500 units set to be produced.

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drewman
Personally I think it looks more like the new Honda Civic. There's some great pics of the car on the Lexus site: http://www.lexus.co.uk/about/concept-cars/view-cars/ct-200h/index.aspx
Mar 11, 2010 7:04 am
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holmstar
Looks like a last gen mazda 3. Seriously.
Feb 25, 2010 6:22 pm
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carsmofo
if the price is right, this car will be a big hit.
Feb 25, 2010 6:44 am
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MaxiTI
Nice hatch. Love how they outline the Lexus badge in blue to signal it's a hybrid. Tastefully done. Might just capture those younger buyers.
Feb 25, 2010 5:20 am
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majorsja
W H Y ! and W H O !
Feb 24, 2010 11:06 pm
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sideskraper
Photoshop.
Feb 24, 2010 7:26 pm
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sealover94
I agree with you!Still i feel that there is sth wrong with the leaked brochure photos and the photo of the real CT200h that was taken 3 days ago... :/ :??? Take a look ... what do you think ? http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2400/7693483.jpg
Feb 24, 2010 8:59 pm
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Imasa
A watered-down version of a sexy concept... Too bad.
Feb 24, 2010 3:47 pm
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sealover94
The back is very sexy... much better than the concept LF-CH's one !! The interior is light years ahead of Audi A3's and the front i think that the photos are not too good to say anything..but it is way better than BMW 1 's anyway! We don't have to talk about the engine... ;) So let's wait 5 more days and watch it official !
Feb 24, 2010 3:58 pm
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Ferrariguy
And about the Panamera comment about the rear profile, while take a look at the IS250 and 350, it's similar, plus that car has been around longer than the Panamera.
Feb 24, 2010 10:31 am
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Ferrariguy
"alaralv1," no difference IMO to me when Porsche released the Panamera, and when BMW released the X6. Those are UGLY cars, but people will neglect that because of the brand and "prestige."
Feb 24, 2010 10:28 am
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nederina
The side rear profile of the car looks like a Panamera. I would like to think it is just a plastered dough Toyota Auris which is essentially just a humble Corolla.
Feb 24, 2010 8:16 am
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sealover94
Great interior but the front of the car is not the best they could design... ANY PRICE YET ???????????
Feb 24, 2010 2:48 am
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alaralv1
With all respect, what's up with this trend of boring #%^& that japanese carmakers are coming up, first the Accord Crosstour and now this??? Shame!!!!
Feb 24, 2010 2:19 am
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Xanavi23
They're trying to peddle a bunch of hybrid craaaaap.
Feb 24, 2010 5:26 pm
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rorycarguy
emmmmmmm , is it just me or is the rear door windows too small
Feb 24, 2010 1:44 am
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carbonsigma
Yep, I don't think the rear passengers will have a good time back there.
Feb 24, 2010 7:27 am
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Razz
It looks like an ex corolla hatchback (before the Auris) with some make-up. Is not bad, but being a Lexus will have a huge price .. and with this competition around, who will be willing to pay for it ?
Feb 24, 2010 12:22 am
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scratchy996
Hollywood wannabies will buy this because it's the newer, trendier Prius.
Feb 24, 2010 12:43 am
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joel_serpico
Predictable. The concept was not a looker.
Feb 24, 2010 12:10 am
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kmayb
Learn to look at the shape guys. It could just grow on you if you let it. I'm still waiting......
Feb 23, 2010 11:45 pm
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N20_Purge
Umm... well it is better than a 1-series by far. Not bad Lexus, not bad.
Feb 23, 2010 11:00 pm
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BabyMilo
FAIL
Feb 23, 2010 10:49 pm
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HEMI426
Until the reardoors it's ok.
Feb 23, 2010 10:42 pm
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2nice
What? Subaru (Impreza) and Toyota merged?
Feb 23, 2010 10:24 pm
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