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Updated 2018 Lexus CT 200h Arrives at Japanese Dealerships

Lexus CT 200h Japan

The freshly-updated Lexus CT 200h has arrived in Japanese dealerships, and that means a whole set of new images to look through:

The exterior changes include a new front grille, bumper, and headlights, along with similar adjustments to the rear. Inside, the navigation screen has been increased to 10.3-inches and there’s now a colorful interior palette to choose from:

The updated CT 200h will be available in most regions, though both Lexus USA and Lexus Canada have confirmed that the hatchback will no longer be sold in North America.


The CT always had a plethora of colored seat options. I recall it had a blue interior too.

Anyway, it seems that old models still sell in Japan. The HS is still around! Such life cycles in the US for cars would be an eternity (cough SC430)
Good update however this car represents an opportunity missed in my opinion. Another power plant should have been available and the interior needed more luxury - a central folding back armrest for example. Somehow the interior is not quite special enough for this price point a pity it had great potential which Lexus have failed to capitalize on.
Where is the replacement?