2013 Lexus CT200h Gets a Mild Facelift

2013 Lexus CT200h Gets a Mild Facelift

The Lexus CT200h continues to be the only proper small luxury hybrid offering, and for 2013 it is getting a mild update that offers some new color choices and upgraded tech.

That upgraded tech will include an updated version of Lexus’ Enform infotainment system  meant to make improvements to tis navigation system. Other interior changes include a padded arm rest, and an option to keep the flip-up navigation screen down after start up. To keep up with the eco-friendliness of the engine, the interior uses industry exclusive bamboo and resin speakers, as well as plastic that is 30 percent plant-based.

Performance wise, an upgraded lateral performance damper system has been put in place to minimize body vibration and increase overall ride comfort.

For looks, the CT200h stays the same, still using single halogen or optional twin LED headlights and taillights that incorporate a unique Lexus “L” motif. The front bumper is designed for improved aerodynamics to help fuel consumption and the car’s feel on the road. Two new color options are now available: Silver Lining Metallic and Ultra White available on the F SPORT package.

The F SPORT package gets the CT200h an upgraded suspension, 17-inch high gloss wheels and Black NuLuxe trimmed seats or perforated black leather-trimmed seats.

The CT200h still retains its 42 mpg combined rating, using systems like regenerative braking and exhaust heat recovery system to help.

GALLERY: 2013 Lexus CT200h


  • Jclevesq

    I love my CT200 H

  • Sammy Carr

    This is the hybrid to beat! The Lexus CT 200h is indeed compact but hand finished and built like a Rolls! All that and 48+ MPG real time! Whow!

  • Ollie

    Stylish, beautiful interior and silence.

  • you mean 42+ ya?

  • Kiwi in Japan

    Bought my wife one of the Creative Textile Interior limited editions here in Japan. Awesome car, especially the handling and interior. Benz, BMW and Audi don’t even come close in the class

  • Vlad_40

    Hoping that they make an AWD version for us who live in the “snow belt.”  I really like the looks in person.  Not as flattering in pictures.

  • Quik

    Hey Vlad Likelyhood is the car won’t ever need AWD as the CVT in it’s current Guise is like a beached whale in snow/ice

  • Quik

    depends on the country you drive in, for example Ireland and uk uses petrol with higher explosive value than elsewhere in europe.

    I just got my 2013 CT200h Luxury here in London and am getting the advertised 67 ish MPG driving from SW London to essex via tower bridge ( about 1.5 hr combined driving) to and from work every day.