If you are looking for a hybrid car as your next vehicle and you wouldn’t mind amplified opulence and fun-to-drive quotient, you could go for Lexus’s fifth hybrid, the 2012 Lexus CT 200h. The CT 200h with a combined city-highway mileage of 42 mpg is the single car in the luxury segment to top 40 mpg.

2012 Lexus CT 200h Review

Specifications of 2012 Lexus CT 200h Base-400

  1. Design – Exterior

    Designated as a compact car, it is the smallest Lexus at 170.1 inches long, 69.5 inches broad, and 56.7 inches tall. A slightly raked roofline provides a sporty styling to it. The other features include the character line that flow down its side and the fold on top of the rocker panel. An additional dimension is added to the sculpted hood by sharp contour lines in the front. The profoundly buried fog lights make it look aggressive. The unique-to-Lexus rear-access door behind bestrides the line amid hatchback and wagon and possess a tiny, modish edge that dash through the center of the liftgate. In exact hybrid style, the CT features striking aerodynamics with a coefficient of drag of 0.29.

  2. Design – Interior

    Lexus has done a marvelous job by making the compact car as much large as possible. The driver and front seat commuters will enjoy a relaxed seating place well it’s a compact for the back seaters. The 60/40-split rear seatbacks can be folded frontward offering a plane cargo floor. Moreover, a retractable cargo cover gives a lot of isolation in back, with ample of space to the rear of the back seat for groceries and all. In fact, this is the first ever Lexus prepared with faux leather.

  3. Safety

    All new 2012 CT 200h gets an audible walker warning system. The warning system is meant to make pedestrian alert of the existence of hybrid or electric vehicles traveling at low speeds on city lanes. The system gets mechanically turned off over a certain speed.

  4. Mechanical

    The CT 200h is powered with an efficient Atkinson cycle 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine having a capability to produce 98 horsepower and 105 pounds-feet of torque. The series and parallel hybrid system together  with an 80-hp electric motor, a generator and a 202-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack generate a total of 134 hp. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) directs the thrust to the front wheels. The CT’s hybrid system features four driving forms: EV, Eco, Normal and Sport.

The expected price of the car is approximately $29,120

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