Driving a vehicle requires a lot of focus on the road. That is why the driver has to be seated as ideally as possible. As for the new Lexus CT 200h full hybrid, the premium carmaker has made sure that the sporty vehicle comes with the ideal driving position.
For instance, Lexus brought the driver hip point as close as possible to the hybrid’s center of gravity. This low driver hip point is complemented by a new sports steering wheel – with a wide grip cross-section – that is set at a lower, 21-degree angle.
Moreover, Lexus angled both the accelerator and brake pedal to adjust for the lower hip point. Lexus also optimized the steering column angle of the new Lexus CT 200h full hybrid. On the other hand, the design of the driver’s seat is similar to that of the high performance Lexus IS F – boasting of additional lateral and lumbar support.
With this extra support, the seat could firmly and comfortably hold the driver in place even during a sporty piloting session. That is understandable, since the seat is designed to allow drivers to optimize the vehicle’s agile handling and responsive performance.
Lexus also fitted the full hybrid CT 200h with a new engine air intake design to pave way for low bonnet profile. Of course, this low bonnet profile ensures that the driver—even when lodged in the low-set seat – could have a clear uncompromised forward vision that could maintain pedestrian protection quality.
Thus, with the new seat design and location as well as new steering wheel position and angle of the pedals, Lexus has made sure that the new Lexus CT 200h full hybrid offers an ideal and sportiest driving position for its pilot.
This ideal driving position, coupled with agile handling, responsive steering and a number of driving modes, allows the new Lexus CT 200h full hybrid to deliver not only an environmentally efficient yet sporty performance, but also astounding driving pleasure.
Lexus is planning to unveil the new CT 200h full hybrid at the upcoming Paris motor show, and commence sales in the United Kingdom early next year.