Lexus debuted the production version of its compact CT 200h hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show this week and, after the show, it will be heading west for its U.S. debut. At its unveiling, Lexus officials referred to a global launch for the new car a year from now without committing to specific markets. Lexus has now confirmed that the CT 200h will be added to the U.S. lineup and will also appear at the New York Auto Show next month.
Like the Toyota Prius, the CT 200h uses a 1.8-liter inline-four with the hybrid system and features the same electric only, normal and eco driving modes. The CT will likely approach if not match the Prius' 50 miles per gallon EPA mileage number. This will be the fifth hybrid model in the U.S. Lexus lineup, along with the HS, GS, LS, and RX.