Lexus confirms name for production version of LF-Ch concept
15 February 2010

The production version of the Lexus LF-Ch concept car will be called the CT 200h, and be unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month it has been confirmed.

Lexus says the Audi A3 and the BMW 1-series rival offers "new levels of refinement and attention to detail, without compromising style or driving pleasure".

See the Lexus Lf-Ch concept and CT 200h teaser pictures

Other details are minimal, beyond the company saying the Lexus CT 200h will be equipped with second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive technology and that it will have an all-electric mode.

The car is due to go on sale in the UK next year.

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12 February 2010

[quote Autocar]The production version of the Lexus LF-Ch concept car will be called the CT 200h[/quote]

Why have they named their car like a kitchen appliance? My washing machine has a more interesting model name than this.

12 February 2010

[quote Scoobman]Why have they named their car like a kitchen appliance? My washing machine has a more interesting model name than this.[/quote] I know what you mean. It sounds almost as washing-machiney as "Audi A3 2.0 TDI".

12 February 2010

Really like the LF-CH concept, but agree they could do with using a more evocative naming structure or at least something a little less clumsy. I could almost imagine this is how a Subaru Impreza WRX would look if Subaru had their design studio in order.

12 February 2010

they can keep continue to call silly washing-machinery names to their bland cars, no one will give a sh%$# to them here in Europe...

Audi A3 2.0 TDI is washing-machinery name, but you can request to delete the badges from factory and in the street no one will stop you for asking what is this? (because all the blinds will recognize the bling LED daytime running lights ... as for the ALEXIS, no one will be able to find out what is it, and a lot will do not be interested to find out anyway.

indeed, it is better that they will come without floormats, sticking pedals, proper brakes and do not reveal rusting problems, at least these ones...

12 February 2010

Washing machine name? A3? C350? 325i? Sorry, European names, so they are oh so sexy.

And about cars with sticking gas pedals:

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  • Audi 5000 drivers complained, the car would accelerate, often with devastating results
  • Since the late 1970s hundreds of Audi drivers in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe have reported sudden acceleration problems with the Audi 5000 series or its foreign equivalent
  • There have been 1500 sudden acceleration accidents reported in Audi 5000s and more than 400 people have been injured when their Audi 5000s sped out of control in the United States. Seven people have died
  • [/quote]

    These things happen. They shouldn't, but they do. Get over it.

    13 February 2010

    that's why these days Audis are full-proof concerning acceleretor pedals and brakes.

    if you press down the acelerator and then touch the brake pedal, the former is canceled.

    that's why if you hold the brake and then try to accelerate, you do not move.

    concerning naming, if Lexus can come up with a real explanation of what CT 200h stands for, maybe someone will listening them.

    Compact Tourer 2000cc Hybrid

    sounds...

    13 February 2010

    [quote coolboy]that's why these days Audis are full-proof concerning acceleretor pedals and brakes[/quote]

    There's no such thing as 'foolproof' technology in cars - just ask Mercedes when they trashed a new S-Class in front of lots of hacks demonstrating their very clever collision avoidance technology.

    13 February 2010

    [quote philcUK]There's no such thing as 'foolproof' technology in cars - just ask Mercedes when they trashed a new S-Class in front of lots of hacks demonstrating their very clever collision avoidance technology.
    [/quote]

    I thought that the accident was caused because the system was turned off in the first place? I saw the video of the test in question...they then tried another S-Class which stopped as it should.

     

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    13 February 2010

    [quote Christian Galea]I thought that the accident was caused because the system was turned off in the first place? I saw the video of the test in question...they then tried another S-Class which stopped as it should.[/quote]

    Or the first car developed a fault... German cars are in no way a paragon of reliability, and more often than not are better at exhibiting an aura of perceived quality rather than long term reliability.

    13 February 2010

    [quote jammy_rex]German cars are in no way a paragon of reliability, and more often than not are better at exhibiting an aura of perceived quality rather than long term reliability.[/quote]

    Of course, German cars do have their problems, but they are by no means bad. Let us take Mercedes, since we were discussing the S-Class. Yes, their reliability went downhill in the late 90s (they admit themselves), but now they're back in top form.

    The new C-Class was tested over 15 million miles, and the new E-Class over 20 million miles, and it shows; they're doing giant leaps in reliability surveys and customer satisfaction surveys: they are now in the top 5 of all surveys I've seen. Plus, it's not uncommon to find Mercs having over one million miles on them...if that's not durable, then I don't know what is.

    As for the other car makers (Audi, BMW, VW, Porsche, Opel and to some extent Ford), they're not what I'd call champions of reliability, but there are much worse car makers - especially considering the complexity found in German cars due to all sorts of technologies...I would rather buy cars from them than from a car maker who sells hybrids having a software problem, causing temporary brake loss, that it knew about for several months and still did nothing about it, until the press made a field day with it (alongside another even worse problem)...

     

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