Lexus Australia today announced the availability of even the smallest and most efficient offering, the 2011 Lexus CT 200h.
The CT 200h was described not only as the world’s first compact luxury Lexus hybrid, but also as the first production vehicle in an environmentally friendly bio-plastic PET function.
The Japanese luxury brand, said the small hatch also the first compact luxury model to a Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS) is function and, in the case of the F-Sport version, the first tool to display switchable between ECO counter offer a hybrid and a tachometer.
Power for the CT 200h by a 1.8-liter VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine with 73kW and 142Nm torque, coupled with a mounted electric motor / generators.
Together with the gasoline-electric hybrid system produces 100 kW and 207 nm torque. Power is transferred to the front wheels via an electrically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT-E) is sent.
Front suspension is MacPherson strut, while a double-wishbone setup with a light controls the trailing arm rear-end collisions.
Brakes are vented discs front and 255x25mm 279x10mm solid discs at the rear axle. The CT 200h regenerative braking system uses the electric motor as a generator, the kinetic energy into electrical energy.
The prestige version Smart has Start technology, eight airbags, dual-zone automatic climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, “Two-mode Two-tuning” of sports and eco driving modes, cruise control, USB port, and metallic paint.
The CT 200h is offered with one of the richest features and options lists of all small cars, and in the case of the Prestige version are two “Enhancement Packs” made available.
Lexus has also take the design of the CT 200h at the world’s first known use of bio-PET ecoplastics. The vegetable plastic and organic plant material and 30 percent used in the floor of the trunk.
The CT 200h with electronically controlled brakes designed, equipped to carry less weight than the regular brake force distribution systems as precise use.
There are eight airbags as standard across the area, including the driver and front passenger airbags, knee airbags, side airbags and full length curtain airbags.