Lexus is offering a number of upgrades to the CT 200h range, including improvements in styling, handling and equipment. Complementing the upgrades are significant cuts in prices and attractive finance options. The 2014 CT 200h S entry level S model is priced at £20,995, representing a £1,000 cut. Other five variants in the range have their prices trimmed up to £1,500.
The 2014 CT 200h is also available with excellent finance offers: the new CT 200h S can be availed from just £219 per month, while the high-spec Advance model can be availed from £259 per month via Lexus Business Drive contract hire. Aside from the affordable prices, the CT 200h boasts of exceptional fuel efficiency.
Across the CT 200h range, CO2 emissions were all below the 100g/km threshold, and in fact, the S version boasts of a new class-leading low of 82g/km – which means the range carries no charge for annual Vehicle Excise Duty. Business owners also get the lowest band for benefit-in-kind taxation, at 10 per cent for the first year.
Thanks to the smooth and refined performance of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system that powers the CT 200h, a user can keep his fuel bills low, as the car has official combined cycle consumption figures of 78.5mpg for the S grade, and 68.9mpg for the other models in the range. Lexus will unveil later the full details of the upgrades like the new styling elements that align it closer with the latest developments in Lexus’s distinctive design language.
This is most visible in the signature grilles, which have been rendered wider and lower to underscore a ground-hugging look. This impression is even more noticeable in the F Sport model, which has the same mesh pattern as the new IS F Sport saloon. The vehicle will also don a new rear spoiler with integrated air ducts.