New Lexus CT 200h hybrid was priced at $29,995 in the U.S.

New Lexus CT 200h hybrid was priced at $29,995 in the U.S.

The all-new CT-200h from Lexus has its pricing details available now, way ahead of the hybrid model’s U.S. market launch in early March. The $29,995 pricing includes $875 for delivery, handling and processing, thus being the least expensive car in the Lexus lineup. Mark Templin, the group vice president and general manager, Lexus Division stated that the buyers were able to indulge in a CT 200h the proven Lexus Hybrid Drive technology for just $1,000 more than the cost of a non-luxury hybrid. Lexus is currently enjoying the leadership on the hybrid market as they make up 90 percent of all luxury hybrids sales in the U.S. This fifth hybrid model in the Lexus lineup is powered by a 1.8-liter gasoline engine working in a conjunction with an electric motor, a generator and a battery. Thus, the CT 200h can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds, combining a total output of 134 hp. Its EPA-estimated ratings are 43 mpg city and 40 mpg on the highway, using regular 87-octane gasoline. Among its standard features, we can mention the SmartAccess with push-button Strat/Stop and touch sensors on exterior front-door handles, a leather steering wheel, a six-speaker, audio system with a CD player, Bluetooth, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels as well as a dual zone automatic climate control. A standard eight-airbag Supplemental Restraint System features the CT 200h, while optional features will integrate a sixth-generation navigation system with a moonroof, heated seats and a Premium Audio Package, one the incorporates the Lexus premium audio system with 10-speakers and six-disc CD charger.