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Lexus CT 200h
Lexus announces pricing, EPA numbers for its newest hybrid

Vehicles like the recently introduced Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf may be grabbing the bulk of the headlines when it comes to electric/hybrid vehicles, but Lexus is looking to make a few headlines of its own with its CT 200h hybrid hatchback.

Lexus today announced that the vehicle will be priced from $29,995 including destination fee. Officials at Lexus seem quite ecstatic about the CT 200h, which they hope will improve upon the lackluster sales of the HS 250h hybrid sedan introduced earlier this year.

“For just $1,000 more than the cost of a non-luxury hybrid, buyers can indulge in a CT 200h with our proven Lexus Hybrid Drive technology,” said Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager, Lexus Division. “Lexus hybrids currently make up 90 percent of all luxury hybrid sales in the U.S., so you can imagine how excited we are to continue our leadership in this market with the CT 200h.”

Standard features of the CT 200h will include:

  • Bluetooth phone/streaming media support
  • Dual zone automatic climate control
  • Six speaker audio system
  • SmartAccess key with push button start/stop
  • Satellite radio
  • 17" aluminum wheels

In addition to announcing pricing for the CT 200h, Lexus also revealed official EPA numbers for the car. The CT 200h will achieve 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway (42 combined). Those figures compare to 50 mpg combined for the Toyota Prius which shares the same powertrain (1.8-liter gasoline engine plus Toyota's Synergy Hybrid Drive).

The Toyota Prius starts at $22,800.

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RE: Who's going to buy this car?
By Smartless on 12/15/2010 3:49:34 PM , Rating: 2
Aren't most luxury brands just that? Honda & Acura, Lexus & Toyota, Infinity & Nissan, Mercury & Ford, Par Car Golf Carts & Smart Cars.... If anything, the only thing this Lexus is missing is a slightly bumped engine from its Toyota counterpart but I guess that's why the price isn't that much more.

RE: Who's going to buy this car?
By Jeffk464 on 12/15/2010 4:15:04 PM , Rating: 2

BMW & Mercedes

Plus Lexus and Acura make unique luxury cars north of the $40,000 mark that don't share platforms with more practical cars. I think the infinity G37's are unique as well since the maxima and altima are front wheel drives.

RE: Who's going to buy this car?
By Flunk on 12/15/2010 4:41:35 PM , Rating: 1
Nissan makes the 370z, which is what the G37's are based on.

RE: Who's going to buy this car?
By FITCamaro on 12/16/2010 3:00:50 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously. When the 350Z came out the G35 Coupe was exactly the same car with different badges. You had/have to be stupid to buy the G35/G37 over the 350Z/370Z considering the parts that count are exactly the same.

RE: Who's going to buy this car?
By Spuke on 12/17/2010 5:40:11 PM , Rating: 3
You had/have to be stupid to buy the G35/G37 over the 350Z/370Z considering the parts that count are exactly the same.
Some people prefer luxury over sport which is the purpose of the Infiniti G's. Not to mention, the G's just plain look great. Personally, I'd be happy with either the G or Z. BTW, the 370Z is awesome!!!! Out of the box impressive.

By Pneumothorax on 12/15/2010 6:07:55 PM , Rating: 2
Lexus mostly part shares in their lower end cars while the RWD are definitely their own platforms. OTOH Acura is probably the worst platform/sharer as all their platforms are based or derived from Honda products!
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