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Lexus CT 200h Australian Launch in 2011


Lexus Australia has confirmed that the CT 200h sportback will become the fourth hybrid model in its lineup, starting in mid 2011. It will be the country’s only full hybrid hatchback, and join the LS 600h L, GS 450h, and RX 450h in Lexus Australia’s petrol-electric hybrid range. Lexus Australia head Tony Cramb was quoted […]

TLE Exclusive Interview with Lexus CT 200h Chief Designer


Yesterday, I posted an interview-by-email with the Chief Engineer of the new Lexus CT 200h that was arranged by Lexus Europe during the Geneva Auto Show—and now today I bring you a Q&A with the Lexus CT 200h’s Chief Designer, Takeshi Tanabe, about the challenges of translating the LF-Ch concept into a production model: TLE: […]

Exclusive Interview with Lexus CT 200h Chief Engineer


Although I wasn’t able to attend the Geneva auto show and see the Lexus CT 200h debut in person, I did get a very special chance to virtually interview the two men central to the creation of Lexus’ new hatchback model. By way of the good folks at Lexus Europe, I sent questions by email […]

Details of the Lexus CT 200h Dark Ride


A piece in the New York Times offers up details about the CT 200h Dark Ride film, produced by MDC Partners-owned firm Skinny, and its marketing philosophy: Suffice it to say the “Dark Ride” driving scenes are so crazy and intense that the trailer begins with a disclaimer that it is “based on fantasy, not […]

Lexus CT 200h Color Options


The Lexus CT 200h color options have been revealed today as part of the hatchback’s new mini-site—first off, here are the exterior colors: There are seven exterior colors in total: Starfire Pearl, Obsidian, Daybreak Yellow Mica, Smoky Granite Mica, Brown Spice Mica, Tungsten Pearl, & Matador Red Mica. Then there are the interior colors: The […]