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Luxury automaker Lexus looks to boost its faltering sales in its home market of Japan with the addition of the CT 200h – a dedicated hybrid model. For Lexus, the CT 200h is the automaker's first premium-compact model and lowest-priced vehicle currently offered. Pricing for the CT 200h in Japan ranges from 3.55 million yen ($42,600 U.S. at the current exchange rate) to 4.33 million yen ($52,000 U.S.). Lexus aims to sell 1,500 CT 200h models in Japan per month.

Lexus' five-door hatch employs a Toyota Prius-derived powertrain, mating a 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle combustion engine to an electric motor and a nickel-metal-hydride battery pack. Japan's overly generous test cycle indicates that the Lexus CT 200h can travel 34 kilometers on one liter of fuel. That's approximately 80 miles per gallon. However, Lexus indicates that the CT 200h will return an estimated EPA rating of 42 mpg combined.

Lexus originally designed the CT 200h for European markets, but then decided to expand the reach of its dedicated hybrid to North America and China as well. The CT 200h is slated to hit U.S. dealerships this March.



Photos copyright ©2010 Damon Lavrinc / AOL


[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait, if this one's rated at 80 mpg, how much is the Prius rated at?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am very happy about this car launch .It is very latest design car.There are many feature and assemble in the car.This car is very different from other car.It is very nice,There are lots of people that drive this car easily.I hope that customer of car day by day increases.
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      • 4 Years Ago
      I was reading a few stories and saw everyone says its too hard and too expensive to build great electric cars then I saw the Tesla. It does 0 to 60 in 3.7,looks like a Ferrari and costs 109,000. http://zautos.com/carvideo/2011-tesla-roadster-sport-roadster-2dr-hr/

      If Tesla can do that I don't know what holds back the others from coming up with a cheap ugly 0 to 60 in 9 second car for 15,000
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was reading a few stories and saw everyone says its too hard and too expensive to build great electric cars then I saw the Tesla. It does 0 to 60 in 3.7,looks like a Ferrari and costs 109,000. http://zautos.com/carvideo/2011-tesla-roadster-sport-roadster-2dr-hr/

      If Tesla can do that I don't know what holds back the others from coming up with a cheap ugly 0 to 60 in 9 second car for 15,000
        • 4 Years Ago
        I never saw one in person Just off this sites http://zautos.com car video section.
        • 4 Years Ago
        have you seen one in person? It's about 1/2 the size and weight of a ferrari.

        I'm sure "everyone else" can build a nice electric car that costs over $100k.


        now try building one that costs under $30k and still gets the same range.

        engineering - it's harder than you think.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is very good design car.The feature and component of car is very amazing work.
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      • 4 Years Ago
      The EPA on this is about 41mpg. Which isn't much better than the A3 TDI

      Saw one at the autoshow... it looks like a Matrix w/ fancy wheels. A3 is far nicer.

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