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Updated 2018 Lexus CT 200h Arrives in Europe

Lexus CT 200h 2018

The updated 2018 Lexus CT 200h has arrived in Europe — let’s take a moment to review the changes to the hybrid hatchback.


Exterior

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.

Lexus CT Grille

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.

Lexus CT Foglights

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.

Lexus CT Rear

The lower part of the rear bumper has been reshaped and given a metallic silver and black finish that matches the front fog lights.


Interior

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 CT Navigation


Safety

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.


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mikeavelli
The market is moving faster than ever. Also note people lease cars in droves now, they just want whats new. Car ownership is dying. Let's not forget Uber etc...

Which brings me to another point, a new CT would make a great Uber/ride share car.
Yes, the CT makes a great Uber/Lyft ride car. I've ridden in a CT Uber as a passenger and it was great to have been driven as oppose to driving once in awhile. Lexus should also bring the IS 300h which also would make a great Uber car.
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The refreshed hatchback has some crazy interior options.
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krew [​IMG]

The refreshed hatchback has some crazy interior options.
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mikeavelli
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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)
mikeavelli
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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?
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?
Updated 2018 Lexus CT 200h Arrives in Europe

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A closer look at the refreshed hybrid hatchback.
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Updated 2018 Lexus CT 200h Arrives in Europe

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A closer look at the refreshed hybrid hatchback.
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A great car that Lexus put to rest in North America. Adding more engine options (CT 200t/CT 300) would be the right move. infiniti just added the q30/qx30 which seems like a very nice car, but Lexus got rid of a hot hatch that would easily dessimate it if redesigned.
Lexus Cohen
A great car that Lexus put to rest in North America. Adding more engine options (CT 200t/CT 300) would be the right move. infiniti just added the q30/qx30 which seems like a very nice car, but Lexus got rid of a hot hatch that would easily dessimate it if redesigned.
Agreed! The current 2018 CT update does look good.

If Lexus brought out a 2CT and improved on it, it would decimate the competition. Lexus should also expand the CT line to include CT 200h/250h/300h maybe a CT 200t/300. Definitely increase the length and width by an inch, add cupholders in the back and add a Mark Levinson audio system.

I'm curious how long will continue to the sell the CT outside the North American market?
Come on the CT is based on the Auris, which is an econobox that will never tick the boxes for "sportiness", "comfort", or "quality". The Q30 is a rebadged A-class that is built from the ground up to be a premium hatch so an Auris-based CT will not be in a place to challenge it.

The CT might happen if the rumored Corolla/Auris GR became a reality because that would mean Toyota is actually trying to give the new Auris some quality (like they did with the Camry).
Sad thing is that the VW Golf GTE is a better in every way (except reliability, but not much a factor for a leased car).

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