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2014 CT 200h prices and specifications revealed
Lexus has unveiled prices and specifications for the 2014 Lexus CT 200h. The full hybrid luxury hatchback promises significant price reductions, increased kit, and attractive finance options.
The 2014 CT 200h range is available from £20,995 for the entry level S model, £1,000 less than the outgoing model; elsewhere in the six-strong line-up, on-the-road prices have fallen by as much as £1,500. Business users can purchase the new CT 200h S from just £219 a month, through Lexus Business Drive contract hire*.
As well as an attractive price, the CT 200h has low running costs. CO2 emissions across the range fall below the magic 100g/km barrier, which means owners won’t have to pay VED road tax, and business users will pay the lowest band for benefit-in-kind taxation, at 10 per cent for the first year. Official combined cycle consumption figures are 78.5mpg for the S grade, and 68.9mpg for the other models in the range.
The CT line-up comprises S, SE, Advance, Luxury, F Sport and Premier grades, with each benefiting from new equipment features and options.
Advance models come with parking sensors, heated front seats and the new, fully integrated Lexus Navigation system as standard, while Premier grade cars feature new aluminium scuff plates and LED front fog lamps.
Inside, on board technology has taken a step forward, with the instrument binnacle now available with an integral 4.2-inch TFT screen. This can be linked to the car’s multimedia system and controlled using steering wheel-mounted controls. The second generation Remote Touch Interface controller has been revised with a push-action command switch.
The Lexus Media Display and Lexus Premium Navigation systems have been made easier to operate with better hands-free and voice recognition functions. The display can be operated using a new controller mounted on the centre console.
In a world first, bamboo has been used in the car’s sound system, as part of a range of measures to improve sound quality. Bamboo fibre, plant opal and charcoal are used in an injection moulding process to create the industry’s thinnest loudspeaker diaphragm, giving noticeably better sound reproduction.
There’s a fresh range of insert colours and combinations available for the centre console, while the door panel inserts have been reworked with new a upholstery and stitching design.
Rounding off the changes is a series of dynamic tweaks, which ensure that the 2014 CT 200h is even better to drive than before. The suspension has been revised, the aerodynamics enhanced, and greater noise suppression measures have been taken, ensuring optimal refinement. Furthermore, the hybrid drive system’s transmission control has been remapped to allow a more linear build-up of engine revs.
The revised CT 200h is available to order now, for deliveries in March. Further information on the 2014 CT 200h is available on the designated section of the Lexus UK website.
* Terms and conditions may apply, for full details please visit the designated section of the Lexus UK website.