Lexus announces UK pricing for new CT 200h

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 30, 2010

Order books are now open for Lexus’s new hybrid CT 200h, which has a starting price of £23,485. It is claimed that the Lexus CT 200h will be capable of 68.9mpg and 94g/km CO2 emissions. There are three spec levels offered, namely: SE-I, SE-L and SE-L Premier.

Entry level spec features climate control, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloys, push button start and LED daytime running lights. Priced at £25,200, the SE-L package has these features plus heated leather seats and parking sensors.

Meanwhile, the top-of-the range SE-L Premier is priced at £30,635 and includes cruise control, HDD sat nav, rear parking monitor and LED headlights.

The Prius power-train has been modified to promote smoothness and to give added power in sport mode; however, it has a sprint time of 10.3 sec for a 0-60mph run, making it slower than its rival, the BMW 118d. Its top speed (at only 112mph) is also lower than BMW’s 130mph.

Lexus outdid itself in providing relatively affordable prices for the new CT 200H, which came out in late 2010. In addition to attaching a £23,485 VAT-inclusive price tag for the 200H’s SE-I model, Lexus also made sure that maintenance costs for owning a CT 200h are made manageable.

This is because Lexus had fitted fuel-efficient engines that are also eco-friendly. Specifically, the Lexus engines in the new CT 200h produce only 94 grams of carbon dioxide for every kilometer traveled. This is all thanks to the Hybrid Drive technology that the powertrain implements.

CT 200h also introduced excellent safety technologies such as the Pre-Crash Safety and Adaptive Cruise Control systems. Drivers will find the driving experience with the CT 200h as ergonomic and convenient, with the Remote Touch multi-function control that governs operation of the ventilation, navigation and phone systems within the vehicle.

Press Release

LEXUS CT 200h: UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATION DETAILS

  • Lexus’s new full hybrid luxury compact model priced from £23,485 on the road (inclusive of VAT at 20 per cent)
  • 94g/km* CO2 emissions and 68.9mpg* combined cycle fuel economy
  • Band A Vehicle Excise Duty (£0 annual charge) and 10 per cent Benefit-in-Kind company car tax rating
  • Three equipment grades – SE-I, SE-L and SE-L Premier
  • SE-I standard features include dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloys, push button start and LED daytime running lights
  • SE-L standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats and front and rear parking sensors
  • SE-L Premier standard features include LED headlamps (first in segment), cruise control, smart entry system, electrically adjustable front seats, 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, HDD satellite navigation, Lexus Remote Touch multi-function control and rear parking monitor
  • Available to order now, first customer deliveries in early 2011

Lexus can reveal luxury specifications and competitive pricing and cost-of-ownership for the CT 200h, the model which will introduce full hybrid power to the UK’s small luxury car market.

In the UK the CT 200h is available in three equipment grades, SE-I, SE-L and SE-L Premier. Across the board equipment specifications reflect Lexus’s focus on peerless quality and refinement, plus segment-leading safety provisions.

On-the-road pricing starts at £23,485 for the SE-I model, inclusive of VAT at 20 per cent. This takes into account the fact that, although orders may be placed now, the sales tax rate must be applied at the time of delivery – the first cars will reach customers early in 2011. The competitive pricing aside, ownership costs are kept low thanks to the high fuel efficiency and ultra-low emissions performance of the Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain: producing 94g/km* of carbon dioxide, the CT 200h earns a Band

A rating for Vehicle Excise Duty – hence a zero annual road tax bill and a 10 per cent Benefit-in-Kind charge for company car tax payers.

Equipment specifications
High equipment specifications are an established feature of all Lexus models and the new CT 200h sustains this reputation across all three model grades – SE-I, SE-L and SE-L Premier.

Of particular note are the first-in-segment LED headlights fitted as standard to the SE-L Premier and the availability of Lexus’s advanced radar-controlled Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) system and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The CT 200h also adopts Lexus’s Remote Touch multi-function control, for simple and intuitive operation of ventilation, navigation, phone and vehicle set-up systems.

For all CT 200h grades, customers can choose between the 16in alloy wheels, optimised for a refined and comfortable driving experience, and the 17in alloy wheels, for more agility and dynamic appeal.

As well as commanding an advantage in terms of fuel economy and low emissions, the Lexus CT 200h offers motorists a competitive price advantage, when like-for-like specifications are compared. For example, to meet the equipment features of the CT 200h SE-I – the model expected to account for the majority of sales – BMW 118d SE drivers would need to find almost an extra £1,700. Further details are provided in the data table below

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