UK prices confirmed for the Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatchback

The full UK specification and on-the-road (OTR) pricing for the latest addition to the Lexus range, the all-new new CT 200h compact hybrid, is now available.

Revealed at the 2010 Paris motor show, the CT 200h is available in four grades, SE-I, SE-L, F Sport and SE-L Premier.

On-the-road pricing starts at £23,768 for the SE-I grade, inclusive of VAT at 20%.

Although the SE-I is the entry-level CT grade, it is still packed with features. These include dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloys, push button start and LED daytime running lights as standard.

The higher grade CT 200h SE-L is equipped with additional features that include leather upholstery, heated front seats and front and rear parking sensors. The CT 200h SE-L is available to order from £25,486 OTR.

The Lexus CT 200h F Sport is the world’s full hybrid luxury compact car. Featuring 17″ alloy wheels and tyres, LED daytime running lights, leather steering wheel and Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity, available from £27,886 OTR.

For the full luxury CT experience, Lexus is introducing the CT 200h SE-L Premier. This range-topping grade includes features such as first-in-class LED headlamps, a 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, HDD satellite navigation and a rear parking monitor. The CT 200h SE-L Premier is available from £30,986 OTR.

All prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%.

As well as three luxury equipment grades, the CT 200h comes with the option of 16in alloy wheels, optimised for a refined and comfortable driving experience, and the 17in alloy wheels, for more agility and dynamic appeal.

For the latest specification and On The Road (OTR) pricing for the Lexus CT 200h click here.

Article updated 18/4/2012

Comments (31)

    1. Hi Michael,

      It depends on how big your garage is! The official dimensions for the car are:

      Length – 4320mm
      Width – 1765mm
      Height – 1440mm

      Please note that width does not take into account the wing mirrors but once they have been folded in they fit into the width of the car. For more technical specifications for the CT 200h click here.

      Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Michael,

      I have passed on your question to our technical team and will get back to you with an answer once I have heard back from them.

      Thanks for your patience.

      1. Hi Michael,

        After consulting with our technical team I am now able to provide you with an answer.

        The CT 200h has been developed to offer optimal fuel efficiency and low emissions. Due to its lightweight Lexus Hybrid Drive drivetrain and the position of the hybrid batteries, the CT 200h is not designed to be used as a tow vehicle.

        Thank you for your question.

  1. Its time for cars to be made available to the press for full road testing

    As a satisfied IS 200 owner for 10 years (apart from those corroding alloys!) I am put off by the brief initial impressions in the press of poor suspension and transmission whine.

    1. Hi Sandy,

      Apologies for the delay in our reply.

      The CT 200h is only available as an automatic. It has an e-CVT transmission (Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission), which means there are no gears and no clutch, so it drives very similarly to a standard automatic. The on-the-road price for the CT 200h SE-L Premier is £30,635.

      Thanks for your question.

    1. Hi James,

      The CT 200h will be arriving in Lexus Centre showrooms in March. In regards to your question about the boot capacity, I will need to check with our Product Team and get back to you.

      Thanks for your question.

    1. Hello again James,

      The CT 200h has an official boot capacity of 375 litres with the rear seats up, and 985 litres with the rear seats down. The official boot capacity figure for the BMW 1 Series is 330 litres.

      Hope that answers your question.

  2. Hi Damien
    Previous comment on towing design. While it may not be suitable for a 750Kg caravan would the CT be able to handle smaller loads, small trailers etc or is it just not possible to fit a tow bar?

    1. Hi Phil,

      Thanks for your question.

      It is not recommended to tow any loads with the CT 200h. The Lexus Hybrid Drive drivetrain used in the CT 200h has been developed to deliver optimal fuel efficiency, and is not suitable for towing. The positioning of the hybrid batteries in the CT 200h also prevents the necessary reinforcements to be made to the chassis when fitting a tow bar.

      1. This is good to know! We just had a salesman at a dealer here in the U.S. tell us you could put a towbar on this car and tow a boat trailer behind it. Do U.S. dealers know this?

  3. Hi Damian,

    I looked at the new Lexus Hybrid and spoken to my dealer, and requested a CT200 SE-I with the build that you see listed below.
    I have been informed that the car will be with me (END OF OCTOBER I could bild it myself by then !!)
    And been informed thay have orders out standing in the UK and the London Zone.

    Damian is this the norm for Lexus as I have had 4 BMW with on problems and recived the car when orderd within 3 to 4 Weeks.
    Hatchback 5 DoorsEngine1.8L
    Petrol Hybrid
    Petrol Transmission
    Electronic- Continuously Variable Transmission
    Grade CT200h SE-I
    Full Map: Navigation Pack
    Interior: Panther Black Fabric (FA20)
    Exterior: Velvet Black
    17″ alloy wheels with 215/45 R17 tyres

    1. Hi Andrew,

      Our usual lead-time for a Japanese built car, such as the CT 200h, is around 6-8 weeks depending on the specification ordered. However, as a result of the natural disasters in Japan we are currently experience longer lead times than usual.

      But rest assured we are doing all we can to manage and minimise any inconveniences, including hiring an additional 3,000 – 4,000 fixed term employees at our factories in Japan from mid-July to help restore production to previous levels.

      Your Lexus Centre will keep you updated on the status of your order, and will notify you of any new developments.

      Many thanks,


  4. Hi,

    I find the electric folding mirror facility on my Toyota Avensis is extremely useful in the narrow country lanes where I live. Is this facility available on the new CT-200,please?


  5. Having purchased a new LS-430 in the UK, I would like to know whether it is possible to buy a LHD model in the UK but have it registered in Spain? I prefer not have to buy here in Spain.

    1. Hi Hal

      Thanks for your question; a car purchased in the UK must be registered in the UK. This is to help prevent cross border trading to make currency gains. If you want us to look into it, we can enquire from Lexus Japan if they will build a LHD car for delivery to the UK, but we’d need to confirm that it is a UK registration.

      I hope that helps.

    1. Hi Colin,
      The combined CO2 for the CT200h is 94g/km, and so comes within the A tax band, making it exempt.
      Thank you for your question.

  6. hi, just picked up the comment re towbar, we need to carry 2 bikes, can a roof rack be used? would it then be possible to carry the bikes on the roof bars?

    1. Hi Cathy,
      Thank you for getting in touch. There is an accessory available for the
      Lexus CT200h called the ‘Easy Click Bike Holder’, which can take two
      bicycles. Your Local Centre will be able to provide more information on
      this part and wider accessories available. You can find their details on: and by clicking ‘Find a Centre’.

      The BIK tax for the CT200h is as follows,
      2012/13: 10%
      2013/14: 10%
      2014/15: 11%
      Unfortunately, this information is yet to be released for 2015/16.
      Many thanks again for your questions.

  7. I want to buy a new Lexus, but i am put off by the fact you knew the design fault on the Ls-400 seat heaters from 1995 to 2000 yet you did not recall a single car to offer a free modified fit.

    1. Hi Abdul,
      Thank you for your message and apologies for not acknowledging your concerns sooner.
      As I’m sure you are aware, customer satisfaction and driver safety are number one priorities for Lexus and we can confirm the LS400 was not subject to a recall for the issue you described.
      May we suggest you contact your local Lexus Centre or the Lexus Customer Relations team, they will be happy to discuss this further should you wish. You can find details here: or through our website and ‘Find a Centre’.
      Thanks again for getting in touch and for your interest. Kind regards.

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