Some cars fulfill their intended purpose very well. The Toyota Camry does an excellent job being a reliable sedan, just as the McLaren 720S is outstanding at tearing your face off with speed and technology. But so many other cars have fallen flat because they could have been so much better.
In another installment of “They still make that car?” Lexus has decided to discontinue the CT200h hybrid hatchback after the 2017 model year. This is not a shocking development with cheap gas and buyers flocking to crossovers, but the CT200h was an underrated upscale hatchback.
Hey, do you want to show the world you somewhat care about the environment, tell your neighbors that you just got a raise and still justify to your spouse an extravagant purchase? Lexus' next iteration of the CT200h just might be for you!
Are you a HUGE fan of the Lexus CT 200h like I am? Of course you are. Now that exciting hybrid is about to get even more thrilling because it gets the "spindle grille" nose from other Lexuses like the 2014 IS. Nose jobs are always fun!
When Lexus sends out a press release touting their display at the Chicago Auto Show as a show of "performance" cynicism dictates it shouldn't be believed. The cynics are right, because the centerpiece of the Lexus display is a CT 200h compact hybrid built by Five Axis.