Paddle Shifters Offered on Japanese Lexus CT 200h F-Sport

Japanese car site Car@Nifty has posted up a Lexus CT 200h F-Sport photo gallery, and it looks like the JDM CT F-Sport will be equipped with paddle shifters:

Lexus CT 200h Paddle Shifters

From my understanding, the paddle-shifters will only be offered in Japan, which would explain why there was no mention of the option when the CT F-Sport debuted last week at the Australian auto show. Of course, the CT 200h is equipped with a CVT and all gear changes would be simulated, so it’s hard to say just how useful the paddle-shifters would really be.

Beyond that, there’s also some additional photos of a Lexus CT 200h F-Sport package in Silvery Blue — here’s a sampling:

Blue Lexus CT 200h F-Sport
Blue Lexus CT 200h F-Sport Side Profile
Blue Lexus CT 200h F-Sport Rear

Really liking the F-Sport wheels:

Lexus CT 200h F-Sport Wheel

[Source: Car@Nifty]