2011 Lexus CT200h by Five Axis coming to the Chicago Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on February 4, 2011

Expect the Lexus to show off its wild side at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show where the carmaker has a 20,000-square-foot exhibit filled with displays of its high-performance products. Lexus will be highlighting sporty accessorization and incredible horsepower.

Paul Rohovsky, National Manager of Events and Promotions at Lexus, said that Lexus has been the top luxury brand for over a decade due to its refined sedans and SUVs but he believes the company has so much more to offer. He said that Lexus brings new excitement to the brand with vehicles such as the LFA supercar and youthful CT 200h entry-luxury hybrid.

Its F Sport accessories give customers the opportunity to boost the performance on several vehicles. One of the head turners in the exhibit is the inspirational and aspirational 552-horsepower V10 LFA supercar.

Delivery of the Lexus 2012 LFA to U.S. customers started last month. The new CT 200h will be positioned prominently in the exhibit, and will be enclosed in a “Darker Side of Green” interactive studio.

The fifth hybrid in the Lexus lineup, the new CT 200h, offers a combined fuel economy of 42 mpg (EPA estimate), the best in the luxury segment. A highly-modified Five Axis Project CT will also debut at the Chicago Auto Show. This project sets out to prove that hybrids can be aggressive.

This CT 200h is also equipped with a Five Axis custom widebody conversion, JDSU “Dark Passage” paint, and custom black accents. It sits low on a TEIN Flex coilover suspension system and custom 19-inch FIVE:AD forged wheels.

The Five Axis Project CT also comes with a custom Ultrasuede EcoDesign interior, custom touch screen interface center console and a Stoptech High Performance Big Brake Kit on the front.

Lexus will also display several vehicles that stood out in last year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, including a customized LS600h L by VIP Auto Salon and a revamped RX 450h courtesy of tuner Paul Tolson, EST Styling. The CT 200h will go on sale this March.

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2011 Chicago Auto Show - Five Axis Project Lexus CT 200h

While luxury is at the heart of Lexus, the automaker will be showing off a bit of its wild side at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.

Lexus will be packing plenty of performance in its 20,000-square-foot exhibit with displays dedicated to sporty accessorization and sheer, unbridled horsepower.

"For more than a decade, Americans have made Lexus the top luxury brand in the country because of its refined sedans and SUVs, but there's more to this company than meets the eye," said Paul Rohovsky, National Manager of Events and Promotions at Lexus. "Lexus brings new excitement to the brand with vehicles like the LFA supercar and youthful CT 200h entry-luxury hybrid. Our F Sport accessories allow customers the opportunity to turn up the performance quotient on a number of vehicles."

Among the numerous head-turning offerings in the Lexus exhibit is the inspirational and aspirational 552-horsepower V10 LFA supercar. Lexus began delivering the highly-anticipated 2012 LFA to U.S. customers last month. The new CT 200h will have a prominent place in the exhibit, encompassed in a "Darker Side of Green" interactive studio. The new CT 200h, the fifth hybrid in the Lexus lineup, achieves the luxury segment's best EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 42 mpg. It goes on sale this March.

The Chicago Auto Show will mark the debut of a highly-modified Five Axis Project CT that proves that hybrids can be aggressive. This CT 200h is complemented by a Five Axis custom widebody conversion, JDSU "Dark Passage" paint, and custom black accents. It sits low on a TEIN Flex coilover suspension system and custom 19-inch FIVE:AD forged wheels. The Five Axis Project CT also features a custom Ultrasuede® EcoDesign™ interior, custom touch screen interface center console and a Stoptech High Performance Big Brake Kit on the front. Standout vehicles from last year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show that will also be on display include a customized LS600h L by VIP Auto Salon and a revamped RX 450h courtesy of tuner Paul Tolson, EST Styling.

Due to its popularity on Internet sites such as YouTube, Lexus has a kiosk dedicated to the gravity-defying "Hard Way" television advertisement, featuring a crane and several Lexus vehicles linked in midair. Visitors will get a chance to view a video of the pain-staking preparation and engineering know-how that brought this much talked-about TV spot to life.

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