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2012 Lexus CT 200h European F-Sport Photo Gallery

2012 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport

Lexus revealed the European edition of the CT 200h F-Sport at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it appears to be yet another variant on the performance package — here’s the full photo gallery to start with:

When compared with the Australian & North American CT F-Sport packages, the European edition looks to have its own unique front bumper, but will share the side skirts & rear bumper with the Australian model — here’s a quote from the Lexus Europe press release describing the changes:

The new Lexus may be readily identified by several, more aggressive exterior design elements. These include F-Sport-exclusive front and rear aero bumpers and upper and lower mesh-type grilles. Outward flaring side skits reinforce the front to rear flow of the character line at the lower edge of the front bumper, and make the body appear lower. A larger spoiler is extended by 30mm to maximise the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance. F-Sport 17” dark alloy wheels with black ornamentation and F-Sport side badging complete the exterior treatment.

The interior is hallmarked by an F-Sport-exclusive, perforated leather steering wheel, aluminium pedals, a black roof lining, and F-Sport ‘Lexus’ scuff plates. F-Sport seat upholstery is available in a choice of ‘Abyss Blue’ , mesh pattern fabric with black side bolsters, or ‘Galaxy Black’ leather with white perforations.

Complimenting the CT 200h’s already comprehensive standard equipment specification, the F-Sport is further equipped with cruise control, a lateral performance damper system and an electro- chromatic rear view mirror with an integral rear camera screen.

Also included in the press release is this rather amazing statistic:

Priced to compete at the heart of the segment, it has brought a younger group of customers to the brand. In doing so, it has contributed considerably to Lexus’ growth in Europe; as of March 2011 making up over 70% of Lexus Hybrid Drive orders and over half of the total Lexus European order bank.

Very impressive results so far — I think it’s safe to say that the CT 200h is providing exactly what was expected of it. Can’t wait to see the effect this new F-Sport edition has on sales.

Comments
  • Anonymous
  • September 13, 2011
It sucks that the USDM models won't be getting the F-Sport front bumper... EVERY other Lexus "f-sport"/sport package model has a sportier front lip/bumper than it's normal variant... Even the new GS (you can tell from the teaser image). Why they left it out of the CT is beyond me...
    K
    • K
    • September 13, 2011
    I'd like to know the answer to this as well, let me see what I can find out.
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    Max_bramante
  • September 13, 2011
Waaaant it so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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It looks good !
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    BlackDynamite
  • September 14, 2011
You're so.........righteous! This is also true..... BD
  • Anonymous
  • September 14, 2011
The front bumpers look the same as the ones we get in Oz
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    Joe
  • September 14, 2011
Looks really great! Bit strange indeed that the F-Sport package is not offered in the same form on all markets.  I am glad that we receive an attractive modified bumper pack here in Europe. But wouldn't you all also prefer Lexus to add an extra engine choice with more horsepower...?  For example, a CT 250h or 300h or whatever it could be called?
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    I think a more powerful CT is coming. Probably using the new Camry's 200hp hybrid system.
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    F1m
  • September 14, 2011
Lexus can improve in Western Europe, but they will not become the #1 Premium brand until they start putting Lexus badge on the Yaris..
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    Sergiogrech
  • September 14, 2011
So, does the dials change when in sports mode?? You niticed guys, on eco mode, there is no rev meter, and on sports mode there is a rev meter. Does this mean and the dials are also an LCD display??
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      Joe
    • September 14, 2011
    No LCD.  The dials of the rev meter are always there, but invisible and only illuminated when in sports mode.
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    Umm, you make sense~
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Well, just fyi, it seems they look at f-sport differently in each market. Here (Thailand, small market compared to the US or Europe) I _can_ get the F-Sport pack but I _must_ then have the most basic audio, no sat nav, no screen, no reverse cam and no moon roof. Which is a shame, cos I'd like to see what the performance damper (comes with F-Sport only) does.

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