SEMA 2010: Lexus CT200h, HS250h Break Cover

SEMA 2010: Lexus CT200h, HS250h Break Cover
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One wouldn’t normally think of the Lexus hybrid compacts as “tuner cars”, but if there’s one thing that SEMA proves, it’s that you can make anything a “modified vehicle” by throwing wheels and other bolt-on modifications onto a car. We highlighted the Lexus SEMA lineup earlier, but since we all know how much you love… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h Debuts With High Hopes for Europe [Paris 2010]

Lexus CT200h Debuts With High Hopes for Europe [Paris 2010]
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Lexus has just officially debuted the production version of the CT200h hybrid hatchback at the Paris Auto Show. And while Lexus does hope to significantly expand the premium compact segment in the United States, it expects huge growth in Europe with the CT projected to double the Toyota luxury brand’s sales. The CT is the… Continue Reading...

Lexus Expects CT200h to Spark Significant Growth in Compact Premium Segment

Lexus Expects CT200h to Spark Significant Growth in Compact Premium Segment
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With the launch of the new CT200h Lexus expects to grow the premium compact segment considerably says Lexus VP Mark Templin. Targeted sales in the U.S. are set at 1,000 units, which while miniscule compared to many other Lexus products, would represent a 70 percent growth in the segment. Currently the CT’s competitors (the BMW… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h to Get F-Sport Performance Parts

Lexus CT200h to Get F-Sport Performance Parts
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For the first time ever, Lexus will offer a selection of F-Sport performance accessories for a hybrid model – the CT200h. While it’s not designed to be a high-performance model, the CT is being billed as a driver’s hybrid; retaining the trademark Lexus ride quality while also offering a dynamic driving experience. And that’s just… Continue Reading...

Higher Performance, More Efficient Lexus CT200h Models Under Consideration

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Higher Performance, More Efficient Lexus CT200h Models Under Consideration
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Lexus is taking a close look at even more efficient versions of its new CT200h premium compact hybrid, while hinting that a high-performance version of the car is in the works. During a product presentation of the CT200h at the car’s global launch just outside Paris, France, Lexus College manager Paul Williamsen went out of… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h Gets 134-HP, 42-MPG Average

Lexus CT200h Gets 134-HP, 42-MPG Average
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Lexus has been teasing us with tasty bits of info about its new CT200h hybrid hatchback and has finally revealed the details everyone really wants to know. Aimed at younger buyers, performance is sure to be an important selling factor. That being said, it’s at least a little disappointing that the CT only gets a… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h Safety Features Unveiled

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Lexus CT200h Safety Features Unveiled
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As more details trickle out in advance of the Lexus CT200h launch (which Autoguide will be attending in the next few weeks) and Lexus has just announced some of the various safety features available on the Lexus hybrid hatchback. The CT200h has the usual alphabet soup of ABS, Electronic Brake Force distribution (EBD), Brake Assist… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h To Offer Adjustable Driving Modes

Lexus CT200h To Offer Adjustable Driving Modes
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Lexus is set to offer an adjustable drive mode system on their upcoming CT200h hybrid hatchback, similar to systems from automakers like Nissan and Subaru. While other performance hybrids, like the Honda CR-Z, are content with Normal, Sport and Eco modes, the CT200h has all of the above, plus an EV mode. As you can… Continue Reading...

Lexus to Release Full CT200h Specs at Paris Auto Show

Lexus to Release Full CT200h Specs at Paris Auto Show
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After officially debuting the car at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year, Lexus will release full details and specifications on the CT200h, the world’s first premium hybrid compact, at the upcoming Paris Auto Show. Info set to be released includes expected fuel economy numbers as well as performance stats and pricing. To date, Lexus… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h Viral Marketing Involves Online Adventure Game

Lexus CT200h Viral Marketing Involves Online Adventure Game
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It’s truly amazing what the Internet has enabled companies to do in terms of marketing their products. The advent of Adobe Flash technology and truly interactive experiences allows users to immerse themselves and forget that they’re actually being sold a product. Lexus has taken one of these approaches with their new CT 200h viral marketing… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h to get North American Debut at New York Auto Show

Lexus CT200h to get North American Debut at New York Auto Show
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Lexus will debut its latest model, the CT200h, in front of a North American audience for the first time at the New York Auto Show at the end of the month. Officially unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show last week, the CT200h is not only a luxury hatchback, but the first hybrid in the compact… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2010: Lexus CT200h Takes Full Hybrid Technology to the Premium Compact Segment

Geneva 2010: Lexus CT200h Takes Full Hybrid Technology to the Premium Compact Segment
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The main attraction at the Lexus booth at the Geneva Auto Show is the CT200h, a hybrid hatchback from Toyota’s luxury division, aimed squarely at the European marketplace. It aims to compete against vehicles like the Volvo C30, BMW 1 Series and Audi A3, but will be the first full hybrid in the premium compact… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h Officially Revealed With Worldwide Sales to Begin This Year

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Lexus CT200h Officially Revealed With Worldwide Sales to Begin This Year
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After a leaked brochure earlier this week, Lexus has has now officially revealed the CT200h hybrid hatchback with news of “worldwide sales.” Set to debut next week at the Geneva Auto Show, the car was initially designed for Europe, but according to the Lexus press release Toyota’s luxury arm will offer the car in other… Continue Reading...

Leaked: Lexus CT200h Brochure Shows New European Hybrid Hatch Ahead of Geneva Debut

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Leaked: Lexus CT200h Brochure Shows New European Hybrid Hatch Ahead of Geneva Debut
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With a debut set for next week, a brochure of the European Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback has leaked out online, although details are still hard to come by. The car is powered by a 1.8-liter VVT-i 4-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery, although no output numbers are available yet. Power does… Continue Reading...

Lexus CT200h Teased Ahead of Geneva Auto Show Debut

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Lexus CT200h Teased Ahead of Geneva Auto Show Debut
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Lexus will unveil the first full-hybrid premium compact car at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Called the CT200h, it is inspired by the LF-Ch concept that the automaker debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year. Interestingly, the teaser image that Lexus has sent us looks more like a sedan than the LF-Ch hatchback… Continue Reading...

Detroit Preview: Secret Toyota Hybrid Concept A Subcompact

Detroit Preview: Secret Toyota Hybrid Concept A Subcompact
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** Toyota has said it will unveil a new hybrid concept car at the Detroit Auto Show, and according to recent reports it will be a subcompact and will go on sale in 2012. Two teaser photos of the car most certainly show a small car and… Continue Reading...