Lexus has sharpened the handling and revised the styling of its CT 200h hybrid premium compact to produce this new Lexus CT 200h F-Sport. The key change on the Lexus CT 200h F-Sport is to the suspension, which has been tuned for a more engaging drive.
A disconnected driving experience was one of the key criticisms of the Lexus CT 200h SE-L when Autocar road tested that version earlier this year. The 200h F-Sport also has Lexus’s lateral damping system fitted as standard.
The coil spring rates have been changed and the standard Showa shock absorbers replaced with Kayaba dampers with the aim of providing “more sports-oriented performance”. The lateral dampers help minimise body vibrations, leading to a more linear steering feel and greater comfort.
The Lexus CT 200h F-Sport gets external tweaks including 17-inch alloys, a larger rear spoiler, flared side skirts, a mesh front grille and revised bumpers. In the cabin a flat-bottomed steering wheel has been added, along with aluminium pedals and scuff plates.