The updated 2018 Lexus CT 200h has arrived in Europe — let’s take a moment to review the changes to the hybrid hatchback.
The biggest change is the updated spindle grille, which has been pushed forward and given a strong form. Gone from the standard CT is the bumper shape of the previous design, and the mesh pattern is now reminiscent of the new LS & LC flagships.
The headlights feature projector LEDs with a smoked metallic finish, with the daytime running lights now positioned above the casing. The foglights have been pushed out to the edge of the front bumper, and now have a metallic grey finish and a rectangular shape.
At the rear, the CT 200h has new full LED L-shaped taillights. The upper and lower lines thicken as they curve outwards, and the turn indicators have been moved to the lower edge.
The lower part of the rear bumper has been reshaped and given a metallic silver and black finish that matches the front fog lights.
The only significant interior change for 2018 is the 10.3-inch information display that’s available with CT 200h models with the Premium Navigation package.
Lexus Safety System + is now standard on the CT 200h. This package includes a Pre-Collision System that can help the driver avoid or lessen the impact of a collision; Adaptive Radar Cruise Control that maintains a set distance from the preceding vehicle; Lane Keep Assist that actively maintains the CT inside road lines; and Automatic High Beams that can detect oncoming traffic.
The Lexus CT will also have Road Sign Assist, which recognizes traffic signs using the windscreen-mounted camera and shows the information on the multi-information display.