February, 2010 archive
Lexus released the details about its new compact hybrid the 2011 CT 200h that is to be unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The small green car will go through the production pipe by the end of the year and will be sold across their global market. This means that the CT 200h will most likely be showcased at your local dealerships.
The Japanese automaker aims to magnet a younger and new segment of customers to revamp their current client base which is considered to be the oldest in the industry. The CT 200h is strategically packed with funky features from the hybrid technology, gadgets, and multi-function interface called Remote Touch in the interior.
The development of the CT 200h had Lexus thinking about their market in Europe and possible rivals like the A3 by Audi and 1-Series by BMW in mind. The design lines of the hybrid are very similar to the ones used by their concept car LF Ch that was uncovered last year. The LF Ch featured Lexus elements and a 5-door body setup.
Lexus explains that the CT 200h will be using a new platform that uses MacPherson strut up front with a new anti-roll bar. The rear makes use of a trailing arm and a double wishbone setup.