First official pictures of refreshed hybrid hatchback released ahead of its Guangzhou motor show debut on 21 November

The new Lexus CT200h has been previewed in official shots released prior to the car's forthcoming debut.

In order to bring the car's styling in line with more recent additions to the Lexus range, it's received the manufacturer's distinctive 'spindle' grille.

Other changes include new alloy wheel designs and minor revisions to the car's styling, which are hoped to give it a more “dynamic and sophisticated look”.

Equipment and technical updates have yet to be announced, but it's expected that it will remain mostly unchanged from the current model.

The existing CT200h features a 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain that produces a total of 134bhp and is claimed to average 74.3mpg.

Further details will be revealed on 21 November, when the new Lexus CT200h is revealed in full in China at the Guangzhou motor show.

Join the debate


12 November 2013
Good update,will sell anyway because of badge snobbery,on a different note,why no sporty Petrol version?

Peter Cavellini.

12 November 2013
The baby Lexus certainly needed an uplift and it is a nice one. It could also do with a more powerful version. Just one powertrain leaves out many, many buyers. It seems like Toyota's hybrid programme kind of slowed down with the development of the 1.8L petrol hybrid powertrain. Perhaps due to lack of competition in past but things have changed now and other car makers are finally catching up. About time Toyota developed more hybrid powertrains - more efficient, cleaner and frugal. Did I say more refined?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK