TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 29, 2013) – The refreshed CT 200h compact luxury hybrid enters 2014 with a revised exterior and updated features while carrying the same base Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $32,050 as the outgoing model.
The 2014 CT will be equipped with new standard and updated features as it continues to provide exceptional value and impressive MPG. The CT delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 43 MPG city and 40 MPG highway (42 MPG combined).
The CT 200h will go on sale in late January/early February 2014. MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $910.
The 2014 CT gets a fresh, sporty look with an updated front fascia that includes a full Lexus spindle grille, new front bumper, LED daytime running lights and updated fog lamp surrounds. A new five-spoke 17-inch wheel design, new rear bumper design, LED rear license plate lighting, larger rear spoiler (3 cm), aero-stabilizing fins, shark fin antenna and scratch-resistant clear coat rounds out the other exterior changes.
The available fixed and thinner Display Audio (DA)/Navigation screen adopts the next generation multimedia system featuring complimentary HD Radio real-time traffic and weather. Models equipped with the optional navigation system receive generation two Remote Touch Interface. An improved speaker design for both the standard six-speaker and premium 10-speaker audio systems enhance the overall listening experience. A redesigned leather shift knob and sliding sun visors are now standard. DA and navigation get Bluetooth 3.0 and dual USB.
Drivers will appreciate the updated steering wheel redesigned for better feel and the metallic interior ornamentation that enhances the luxurious cabin. Color and trim choices are enhanced with the addition of Parchment NuLuxe and perforated Flaxen leather. The 2014 CT also receives a new exterior color, Redline, which features a highly scratch resistant self-restoring coat. New headliner color (ecru) and dash panel.
The 2014 CT 200h F SPORT also receives noticeable styling enhancements that make the sporty exterior even more impressive. The F SPORT rides on newly designed 17-inch 5-twin spoke alloy wheels with two-tone graphite and machine finish. In line with the brand's other F SPORT models, the CT receives a front bumper with F SPORT mesh grille. The CT F SPORT will stand out with its new black contrast roof, new rear spoiler with two large air ducts, and mesh fog lamp inserts and black surround.
F SPORT exterior badging further differentiates this vehicle from the rest of the CT line. The CT 200h F SPORT also comes with two unique exterior colors: Ultra White and Ultra Sonic Blue Mica.
The Lexus CT 200h teams a 1.8-liter in-line four-cylinder gas engine and a 650 Volt motor/generator for a combined output of 134horsepower. The powertrain is mated to an Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) for fuel efficiency and driving pleasure.