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New Lexus CT 200h Photos

Lexus CT 200h

Here’s a bunch of new Lexus CT 200h photos showing the new hatchback in a more natural setting:

The more I look at the CT, the more impressed I get. Sure, there was plenty of L-Finesse design cues that could be drawn from, and there’s certainly some elements of the RX & the IS, but this is an entirely unique vehicle that has its own personality.

These photos also had me thinking of a possible coupe & sedan version of the CT, which led to this super-deformed ten-minute attempt:

Lexus CT 200h Sedan

Lexus CT 200h Coupe

Turning the CT (Compact Touring) into a CC (Compact Coupe) and a CS (Compact Sedan) would let Lexus compete with both the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series, and more importantly, would provide another model to help expand the brand’s position in the European market. Certainly makes sense to me.

[Source: Motorbox]

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    seal
  • June 14, 2010
@krew Thanks for the full photo - album !! And like the cc version too:-D:-D
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    (Cj)
  • June 14, 2010
I love that coupe!
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    Wunko
  • June 14, 2010
I'm not a fan of hybrids but I like the sedan you did! The coupe is not bad either.
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    James
  • June 14, 2010
I kind of like the idea of having a few CT-based models. Wasn't their also talk of having a CT-based crossover to compete with X1 and Q3. Also, what would these vehicles be called? Are you suggesting a CS200h and CC200h? Or would Lexus just sell the two under the CT name?
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    DFGeneer
  • June 14, 2010
The front of the CT is very much a natural progression from the front of the first gen IS200/300. If the second gen IS had this front that would have been the most perfect sedan design ever. The coupe and sedan from the last pics certainly look much better than the original hatch.
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    Joshd
  • June 14, 2010
(Cj) wrote:I love that coupe!
agreed, but wouldn't it compete with the IS C?
Joshd wrote:agreed, but wouldn’t it compete with the IS C?
That was my thought initially, but there's a 10" difference in size between the CT & IS. In my mind, the 1-series and 3-series don't compete with one another -- I think it would the same with a CT coupe & the IS-C.
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the CC and CS have me drooling...slap on a 2.0L I4 turbo with low weight and a 94" wheelbase with some carbon fiber on the interior and I'll buy it!
James wrote:I kind of like the idea of having a few CT-based models. Wasn’t their also talk of having a CT-based crossover to compete with X1 and Q3.
Indeed there was.
James wrote:Also, what would these vehicles be called? Are you suggesting a CS200h and CC200h? Or would Lexus just sell the two under the CT name?
Even though I like the idea of the CC & CS, it's more likely such vehicles would all be sold under the CT brand -- makes it much easier to market.
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@LFAaddict: and paddle shifters, of course. Then will come the CT-F, a hard core 4.0 litre V8 with a twin turbo 426 hp and 473 lb ft of torque, available as a 5 and 3 door hatch, sedan, and coupe. Put on some nicely flared wheel arches, a sleek spoiler, body kit, F badges, metallic/ carbon fiber/ black piano wood interior, with an automanual. On the outside, the doors and hood is carbon fiber to cut weight. Quad exhausts are very desired. Bigger lip and grille. Intake on the sides and intakes behind the fog lights. Plus, two hood intakes, LFA style, wood be nice, in addition to an LFA steering wheel inspired red leather grips (or whatever color.) Then give it a black, blue, red, and orange interior, with the LFA gauge that moves. My dreams come true :-D
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    James
  • June 14, 2010
@krew: Yeah, I guess it would be much easier to just expand the CT line than creating an entirely new line. @LFAaddict: The CT F sounds like an interesting idea. I guess that would make a good Audi S3 and future BMW 1-series M. I suppose it'd be priced around $45k or so.
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    WorldofLuxury
  • June 14, 2010
V8 in the boot like that VW Golf Concept! :-P
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    RDS
  • June 14, 2010
I like that Coupe & Sedan , also the Gauge of CTh !
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    WorldofLuxury
  • June 14, 2010
Nice speaker. It reminds me of those on the first-generation IS. Lexus really needs to offer an option to show off its sound system design-wise!
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    seal
  • June 15, 2010
NEW official videos 8-) : CT 200h Driving Modes Explained http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmh3vR6zLEQ Lexus Hybrid Drive At Work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC9qZTc1kno
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    Erich Kerner
  • June 15, 2010
i miss the convertible from the CTh in your lineup :-) @krew: of course it´s so true! Lexus must "create" an whole family out of the CT-platform. not only one model.
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Even though I like the idea of the CC & CS, it’s more likely such vehicles would all be sold under the CT brand — makes it much easier to market.[/quote] I think so, too. Volkswagen and BMW, respectively, would certainly object to Lexus' use of the CC and CS prefix.
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    Thresh
  • June 15, 2010
Man, while I was looking at the teaser, before the unveil of the car a few months back I was 100% that is's gonna be great! I don't undestand how can u ruin such a beautiful sketch... Still, the interior is very pretty and Krew, the ps you did with the sedan , it certainly creates something to want! That's the car i wanted to see! Do u have bigger picture of this? As of CT-F, well a great idea but it cannot be done. I mean, we've got a FWD platform and we try to sent 350+ hp? Maybe with a 4wd ,something good happens. I don't worry about the engines though , many suggestions : -- 3.5 V6 (2GR-FSE) + Superchatger -- 3.5 V6 hybrid -- 4.0 V6 + Supercharger :-D
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    lexusjoe
  • June 15, 2010
lets see a CT-F while you are at it...lol THAT would look aggressive
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    seal
  • June 15, 2010
10 minute attemp to help :P
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@seal: Seal...I think I love you...or just the car..either way..8-)
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@Thresh: Now, imagine a 2JZ-GTE on this..but a twin turbo PLUS a supercharger..omg a 2JZ-G2TSE...yum:-)
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@jruhi4: Bah, they can put a German sausage in their eye sockets if bothers them..and give me one too, I'm hungry. I guess the names would be CTC and CTS... but then Cadillac...how about CK for the coupe and CF for the sedan? That seems legit.;-)
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    FreeSpirit
  • June 16, 2010
I wanna the coupe please please please
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    Thresh
  • June 16, 2010
LFAaddict wrote:@Thresh:Now, imagine a 2JZ-GTE on this..but a twin turbo PLUS a supercharger..omg a 2JZ-G2TSE…yum:-)
damn emissions killed this engine.>:-( One of the best engine designs in car history i think. But dude, twin turbo + supercharge, how much pressure do you think it can handle? How many intecooler's would u need to run that thing ? :-D:-D: Anyway, i want to test drive the Lexus.8-)
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    Wunko
  • June 16, 2010
DFGeneer wrote:The front of the CT is very much a natural progression from the front of the first gen IS200/300. If the second gen IS had this front that would have been the most perfect sedan design ever. The coupe and sedan from the last pics certainly look much better than the original hatch.
Now that you mention it, it kind of does. I really miss the front of the IS300. The IS300 had "hard lines" in the design that the new IS doesn't have, although the new IS does overall look more contemporary. Now if they maid a IS 2-door that'd be awesome!
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    Erich Kerner
  • June 16, 2010
@seal: nice... now we have to wait and see how many models Lexus will give us...
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    Travis Blair
  • June 19, 2010
This car has one of the BEST looking front ends I have seen all my life.
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    Lexus Ben
  • July 19, 2010
Honestly as much as I would love Lexus to expand it's line up with different variation bodystyle in the same series such as the new CT and HS. But one think for sure is that CT will not have the Sedan version because as sensible as usual Lexus always uses CT to satify those who wants a sporty Hatchback. And HS for those who wants a sporty sedan thats slightly more upscale. As for the real performance kicker the IS-F or the soon to be avail. IS250/350 F-sport pkg. They've also convienently fills out the gap for the Coupe/convertible category with the ISC which is right around where they've decided to fade out the old SC. And I like how Lexus approaches much better than most euro brand sorta lets do all variation of body in single line up then decide whether they are feasable to make a profit.

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