The smartest Lexus hybrid so far
The Lexus CT 200h is set to become the marquee hybrid of the Lexus vision for the future: a sporty driving experience mated to hybrid technology.
And what's not to like about a sporty Lexus hybrid that achieves 42 mpg?
Sure the new Lexus hybrid is less efficient than the Toyota Prius and will probably cost a good deal more than a Prius, but it is a Lexus after all. Moreover it's a Lexus that will include a new suspension design and “unique lateral performance damper system that has been designed to help absorb and minimize body vibrations, giving a linear steering feel and further enhanced ride comfort,” according to reports.
Also, aside from Lexus styling and comfort, the CT 200h is also geared to provide a much sportier and agile driving experience than the Prius. Naturally, that means a drop in fuel economy.
Still, 42 mpg.
If this is the first step into the future of Lexus, it's definitely a good step forward.