2011 Lexus CT 200h: For less than $ 31,000
The all-new 2011 Lexus CT 200h: Premiere luxury compact hybrid in the world for less than $ 31,000
Fun to drive thanks to its suspension calibration sport, the CT 200h offers a combined fuel consumption rating of 4.6 L/100 km - the best in the segment of luxury cars
Lexus Canada today announced the all-new 2011 CT 200h, the fifth hybrid in the Lexus lineup, will be sold a retail price suggested by the manufacturer (MSRP) from $ 30,950. The Lexus CT 200h is the entry model in the Lexus lineup, offering the level of refinement, quality and reliability which the prompts to expect from the Lexus brand.
"Lexus continues to offer the largest selection of hybrid vehicles in the luxury industry," said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Lexus in Canada. "The CT 200h demonstrates that Lexus Invites can have it all: a fun vehicle to drive with a spirited performance and a sporty design, all on a compact luxury hybrid whose energy efficiency is without equal in its category, and whose price is really tantalizing. "
The CT 200h can be driving in EV mode on demand, which produces no emissions. The CT 200h produces about 60 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average new vehicle and its estimated fuel consumption of 4.5 L/100km city and 4.8 L/100km on the highway.
Besides driving modes EV and Normal, the CT 200h offers Sport and Eco modes which can help enhance either performance and dynamic, or the efficiency of driving, fuel economy and lower emission. Driving modes EV, Eco and Normal enhance ride comfort and smoothness of acceleration.
Sport mode maximizes the performance and agility of the CT 200h by changing the settings of the throttle and electric power steering (EPS). In addition, Sport mode provides less intrusive operation of the control of the vehicle stability (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC). When selecting the Sport mode, the dashboard lighting changes from blue to red, and hybrid energy indicator is replaced with a tachometer.
To further enhance the experience of general conduct, the CT 200h has a sports steering wheel with a generous decision, the driver being seated in a seat lowers to 8-way power adjustable cushion with longer, lumbar support and big bolsters.
Standard features of the CT 200h include the Smart Key system startup with a push-button and touch sensors on exterior front door handles, steering wheel leather sheath towards an audio system has six speakers with steering wheel controls , MP3/WMA compatibility, CD player, Bluetooth capability for phone and music transmissions, integrated XM satellite radio receiver connectivity and USB / iPod ®, wheels 16 inch aluminum alloy wheels, heated seats in the front and a system Automatic temperature control of the two zones. The CT 200h receives a series of further restraint system additional eight airbags.
To meet the needs of Canadian drivers, the CT 200h is available with a Touring Package, which includes 17-inch wheels made of aluminum alloy and a transparent roof panel has assisted control. The Premium Package option adds the following to the Touring Package content:
• storage system for driver's seat, mirrors enslaved to the system with seat memory
• Surfaces leather seats
• Mirrors exterior rear view mirror
• Interior mirror with automatic attenuation reverse camera and compass
• Wipers active rain
• garage door opener
• 10 speakers and 6-CD changer
The Lexus Invites Canadians can also choose optional Technology Package, which adds the contents of the Premium Package features the following:
• LED lights and a headlight washers
• System navigation hard drive and voice control with Remote Touch (with the Technology Package, the rear view camera displays its image on screen for navigation rather than on the mirror inside)
To improve its environmental performance more, the large components of the CT 200h, including the dimensions of the cargo area, the rear floor and trim are made of a bioplastic material containing not less than 30 percent of resin-based plants. This helps to reduce carbon emissions throughout the life of the vehicle. Novelty on the CT 200h include recovery of seats NuLuxe series, which offers the driver and passenger the look and feel of leather but is manufactured to protect the environment.
The navigation system of the sixth generation option possesses a reverse camera and exclusive Remote Touch controller with haptic feedback Lexus adjustable by the user. This innovative command, which looks like a computer mouse, eliminates the need to use the controls on the touch screen, which allows you to install the retractable screen of the navigation system above the central block instrumentation and away from the driver. This helps the driver benefit a high resolution screen, better visibility and reduced eye movement.
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