Lexus CT 200h F-Sport Package


Lexus CT 200h F-Sport Package

We knew it was coming — today, Lexus pulled the covers off and revealed the CT 200h F-Sport package at the the Australian International Motor Show — some photos first of all:

As for specific changes, here’s a direct quote from the Lexus Australia press release:

F Sport CT 200h receives a number of visual and performance enhancements in keeping with Lexus’ F Sport model line-up.

Performance and exterior enhancements include unique suspension, front and rear styling, alloy wheels and badging, along with the choice of Lexus’ unique Flame Blue exterior colour.

Inside, F Sport model CT 200h will receive optional unique interior trim, F Sport steering wheel, sports pedals, scuff plates, instrument panel and privacy glass.

Liking the look of this, especially the front-end and wheels, though it’s too bad the wheel size didn’t increase to 18″. I’m figuring the unique suspension mentioned are the springs and swaybars from the expected CT F-Sport accessories.

Australia’s set to get the F-Sport package some time in the first half of 2011, and I would expect some variation of this to show up in Europe & North America as well.

As it happens, The Motor Report was attending the autoshow and snapped some live photos — take a look:

Lexus CT 200h F-Sport Live

Be sure to check out the full gallery — pretty impressive.

[Via: The Motor Report]

Comments


  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    Something about this package… It seems to be what the car needed all along!

  • Marc

    WOW….I want this so bad….cant wait till we get it!!!!!8-)8-)8-)8-)8-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I can’t believe how much the front-end looks like an IS F, it’s unreal.

  • http://youtube.com/icheckvtec LFAaddict

    I LITERALLY fell off my chair i thought it was an ISF! If its under 35k…oh Lord.. :-D

  • Jon Leong

    This is much better then the normal one… I like it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard RDS

    Remind me of IS-F … :o

  • Wunko

    WOW. I had no idea Lexus was gonna do this. I still want a 2011 IS350 F-Sport though! 8-)

  • Eljay

    Looks fantastic!

  • Jay

    Yowzers thats nice! Aren’t the wheels the standard rims painted gray? Just wondering, but I love everything else about it especially the grille!

  • Eljay

    I’d love to have a hi-res version of the shot with the LFA in the background.Make a terrific wallpaper.

  • FreeSpirit

    Krew

    it’s amazing

    i like it

  • pj

    Stunning… now gimme some bigger wheels and something closer to 200 HP and I’m in!

  • http://TLE Shane From Australia

    The CT F-Sport looks good, certainly what the car needed and makes it an attractive proposition. Furthermore … Australia finally gets the IS350 and on display at the Oz Motor Show is a hot looking white IS350 F-Sport. Such a nice looking car. Actually, Lexus Australia has put on a good display which includes the CT F-Sport, IS350 F-Sport, LFA and ofcourse the regulars in Australia being other IS models (250, convertible and IS-F) aswell as the GS, LS, RX and LX. In recent times, Lexus Australia has slowly been gaining momentum and it is good to see.

  • SS

    Now all this car needs is AWD and about 300hp.8-)

  • JVX

    I’ve seen the CT in person, and it looks great in the front, but this F-Sport version looks awesome. Very bold and demeaning. Doesn’t look like a hybrid at all. Front-wise, it looks a lot better than an IS. If they can close the gap between the tires and the fender, it will look amazing.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Eljay wrote:I’d love to have a hi-res version of the shot with the LFA in the background.Make a terrific wallpaper.

    Just waiting on my account approval for the Lexus Australia pressroom, and once I have that, I’ll post up a better quality photo gallery.

    :-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Shane From Australia wrote:In recent times, Lexus Australia has slowly been gaining momentum and it is good to see.

    Absolutely agree, and getting the opportunity to debut the CT F-Sport package just goes to show how important the market has become. Also, very impressed by the press photos. :-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    JVX wrote:I’ve seen the CT in person, and it looks great in the front, but this F-Sport version looks awesome. Very bold and demeaning. Doesn’t look like a hybrid at all. Front-wise, it looks a lot better than an IS. If they can close the gap between the tires and the fender, it will look amazing.

    I wonder if this CT F-Sport has the TRD lowering springs — it’s hard to judge the wheel gap. Like I mentioned, too bad the wheels weren’t 18″.

  • http://TLE Shane From Australia

    For those you may be interested … go to ‘The Motor Report’ (an Australian car site) and published 15 Oct’10 is a story about the launch of the IS350 for our local market at the Oz Motor Show however what i want you to look at is the 2 awesome pictures of the red(ish) IS350. I love those pics so much i saved them into my collection. Makes me wonna go and buy one now !!

    YEEEHAA .. us Aussies finally get the IS350 downunder, been waiting for this moment for yonks.

  • Travis

    PLEASE… FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. LOWER THE CAR

    Looks nice btw.

  • Enthusiast

    Looks good. I am with those that think it needs bigger wheels. The car is just to thick and tall for the wheels that are on it.
    Now lets get a real engine in it and I might be interested.

  • http://ct200hhybrid.com Aaron

    I’m a little disappointed (although I can’t say surprised) with how much they toned it down. I just saw the LF-ch at the Toronto show and it looked so much better in person than in the pictures. I was expecting it to be ugly, but it certainly wasn’t.

    Hybrid = Fail

    Wagon = Win

    Lexus = Fail

    However, I dig the lines of this one. Nice job, Lexus! Now just drop a 2JZ-GTE and a 5-speed in one and we’ll be set!