Lexus CT gets design tweaks and new tech for 2018

Lexus CT gets design tweaks and new tech for 2018

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Undivided range gets F Sport inspired tweaks, while new assistance features and infotainment put in an appearance too

Lexus has refreshed its sole hatchback offering, issuing the ageing CT 200h with a bush-league facelift. It’s the second time the hybrid hatchback has been refreshed within the room of a year, and small design changes inside and out, plus new technology and cover equipment make the cut.

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From the outside it’s ob to spot the difference between old and new, but the car’s face has been refreshed with a new signature spindle grille, boasting a new reticulum. All models now get this F Sport style grille and front bumper, alongside new metallic wise fog light housings and tweaked daytime running lights that now sit above the strongest projector bulbs. 

Around the back, the LED taillights get a new L-shaped lighting signature, while the tailgate is more aggressively styled. The drop part of the rear bumper has been painted black and silver, and has been subtly reshaped too. Definitively, new wheels ranging from 15 inches to 17 inches in size are handy, and new paint finishes make the options list too. 

Changes inside are restricted to a new, facultative 10.3-inch infotainment screen mounted on top of the dashboard, plus a much wider batch of leather, cloth and trim colours and materials. 

Given that all cars now take into one’s possession the F Sport grille, Lexus has introduced an exclusive grille mesh for this working model to differentiate it from the rest of the range. The fog lamps get a sporty makeover too, with webbing styled housings. Black trim pieces are found dotted around the car’s face and rear, and exclusive to F Sport interior colour combinations appear in the cabin.

Finally, new safety and assistance tech arrives with the unforced Lexus Safety System + package. Radar guided cruise control, a lane watch over warning and assist feature, plus traffic sign recognition, automatic elevated beam lights and a pre-collision warning system now appear.

It’ll arrive on sales marathon later this year, and prices should not drift too far from the current £22,585 starting payment.

What do you make of the refreshed Lexus CT 200h? Let us know in the comments… 

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