The New Lexus CT 200h

15 March 2011

The first luxury full hybrid hatchback


  • New Lexus CT 200h on sale now
  •  Unique full hybrid proposition in the luxury compact/hatchback segment
  •  On-the-road prices from £23,845
  •  Full media information, images and video footage available at

The Lexus CT 200h is the world’s first full hybrid to be launched in the heart of the premium compact segment. Its technical innovation, style, quality and driver appeal will bring a new and younger customer group to the Lexus brand.

The CT 200h was created with the European market in mind. Its size, packaging and low 94g/km CO2 emissions delivered by its hybrid power system meet many of the prime requirements of a discerning and environmentally aware customer base.

Grade structure, UK market and pricing
The Lexus CT 200h is available in three model grades: SE-I, SE-L and SE-L Premier. A new gateway model for the Lexus range, it is priced from £23,485 on-the-road.

Prices, insurance and VED
The table below sets out the launch on-the-road prices, insurance groups and Vehicle Excise Duty bands for the CT 200h.





CT 200h SE-I




CT 200h SE-L




CT 200h SE-L Premier




Equipment highlights
A high equipment specification is an established quality of all Lexus models and the CT 200h sustains the company’s reputation for a generous tick-list of premium comfort, convenience and safety features.

Across the board, all version of the CT 200h are fitted with alloy wheels – 16 or 17-inch according to customer preference – dual-zone climate control, a USB port and Aux socket for connecting portable music players, Bluetooth for mobile phone connection and audio streaming, front fog lights, automatic wipers and dark-tinted rear privacy glass.

Key equipment features for each grade are shown in the table below.


SE-L adds


16/17in alloy wheels

Leather upholstery

LED headlamps

USB port

Heated front seats

Convenience Pack

(cruise control and electrochromic rear view mirror)

Active brake lights

Front and rear parking sensors

Smart Entry and Start

Dual-zone climate control

Electric front seat adjustment

Push button start

Electrochromic door mirrors

Leather steering wheel trim

Mark Levinson 13-speaker audio system

Front fog lights

HDD satellite navigation

LED daytime running lights

Remote Touch control

Rear privacy glass

Rear parking monitor

Rain-sensing wipers

Cost of ownership
The CT 200h’s class-leading cost of ownership profile is underpinned by its low emissions performance, which qualifies it for a zero annual Vehicle Excise duty (road tax) charge, plus the bonus of exemption from the London congestion charge.

The benefits extend to company car drivers, who enjoy the lowest, 10 per cent rating for benefit-in-kind company car tax, and for fleet operators, who earn the advantage of a first-year 100 per cent write down allowance against corporation tax. Factor in the CT 200h’s impressive fuel economy (68.9mpg official combined cycle figure), and designed-in low service, maintenance and repair costs, and you have a package that offers a clear cost advantage over its segment rivals.

Service intervals are annually or at every 10,000 miles, which helps maximise component lifetime. The Lexus Hybrid Drive system is engineered for low maintenance requirements and the hybrid battery is designed to last the lifetime of the car.

Media resources
Full UK-specific media resources are now available for the new Lexus CT 200h at Lexus’s press web site,

Featured downloadable material includes: –

  • Full launch press pack with technical and equipment specifications
  • Video presentations from the UK media launch
  • Pricing, insurance and VED data
  • High and medium resolution photography
  • Video footage with downloadable MPEG files and a simple on-line ordering service for Digi Beta, DVD and DV Cam broadcast quality material


Download this release as a PDF below

The New Lexus CT 200h


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