Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Lexus CT200h facelift coming next year

These are the first official images with the mildly facelifted 2014 Lexus CT200h which we already saw about a month ago courtesy of some brochure scans.

 2014 Lexus CT200h facelift first official images surface
 
There's not a lot to talk about in terms of styling changes as the only significant update is the adoption of the corporate spindle grille that now has a more generous lower opening. We also notice the lightly revised front and rear bumpers, along with a fresh design for the alloy wheels.

It was only last week when Lexus Australia boss Sean Hanely confirmed the face-lifted CT200h will be out in 2014 and now the first images have hit the web. Set to be repositioned to better tackle the A3, 1-Series and A-Class, the CT200h adopts the now familiar corporate spindle grille as seen on recent Lexus models such as the IS and ES. Judging by the large alloys, we could be looking at the F Sport derivative

Technical specifications have not been released but we expect to find the same 98 bhp (73 kW) 1.8-liter gasoline engine teamed up with an 80 bhp (60 kW) electric motor, resulting in a combined output of 134 bhp (100 kW). The car will probably do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 9.8 seconds before topping out at 112 mph (180 km/h).

Lexus has announced the 2014 CT200h will be fully revealed on November 21 in China at the 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show.
 
Source : Al Ain Japan