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2011 Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid Luxury Car

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The all new 2011 Lexus CT 200h is a top notch compact car that also happens to be a hybrid adds some flare to the Lexus hybrid line up.

It is the latest addition and thus benefits a lot from the years of technology developed by Toyota / Lexus. The CT 200h has a new platform that has plenty of new innovations built into it. One such innovation is the ability to select different driving modes on the Hybrid drive system. Modes like “Sport” for open roads with lots of turns or “Normal” mode for the days you just want to sit back and drive like a grand pa and then there is “Eco” and “EV” mode for day-to-day driving with the focus on fuel-economy.

In additonal to the “Driving Modes” the E-CVT (Electronic Controlled Continous Variable Transmission) has another 3 modes, those settings are Performance, Dynamic Ability and Fuel Efficiency / Emissions. Whooaa! You will probably need to read the Owner’s Manual to really know how to set these 6 modes for your style of driving. :)

In EV mode when starting up the car and driving along at less than 40 km or 25 mph the Lexus can run on the electric motor alone for a distance of 1.25 miles / 2 km. Suffice to say that this is only available on newer Lexus hybrids…the Toyota Prius doesn’t even have this feature. Other benefits of the EV mode are minimal noise, no emissions and absolutely no fuel consumption as it is running strictly on electric motor.

Price: $30,000 and up

Below are the remaining specifications:

1.8 Litre
(VVT-i) Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence on Exhaust Cam
Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV)
Lexus Hybrid Drive
Atkinson Cycle
EV Mode
ECO Mode
134 HP
Sport Mode

Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
Mechanical Features : Drive Mode Select
Traction Control (TRAC)
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
Macpherson Gas Struts – Front
Coil Springs – Front
Stabilizer Bar – Front
Double Wishbone Type – Rear
Coil Springs – Rear
Stabilizer Bar – Rear

P205/55R16 Tires
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire

Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)


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Editor @ February 17, 2011

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