Geneva motor show brochure leaks onto the net
23 February 2010

These are the first pictures and details of the Lexus CT 200h, a new five-door hybrid that will be unveiled at next week's Geneva motor show.

The promotional brochure for the car leaked onto the internet on Wednesday night, revealing pictures of the car and official details.

See the Lexus CT 200h hybrid pictures

The car is based on the LF-Ch concept shown at the Frankfurt show last year, and is 4320mm long, 1765mm wide and 1430mm high. That makes it slightly smaller than the Prius.

It is powered by the same 1.8-litre four-cylinder VVT-i petrol engine that is found in the Prius and an electric motor, and uses a nickel hydride battery. Power is sent to the front wheels via a electrically-controlled contiuously variable transmission (E-CVT).

No performance details are given, beyond it being described as "powerful".

The car, which is built on an all-new platform, has McPherson strut suspension at the front and a double wishbone arrangement at the rear.

In addition, the CT 200h sits on 17-inch alloys and Lexus says that it has "superior handling agility" to suit their customers' wishes. It also has four driving modes - Ev, Eco, Normal, and Sport. Switching to sport mode turns the instrument panel and centre console spotlight to red.

The document also reveals that more than 500 orders have been placed for the Lexus LFA supercar. Although the production run will be limited to 500 cars, Lexus says it will continue to take orders for the car until mid-March before allocating who will get a car in May.

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24 February 2010

No, no, no, no and no. It just looks like a cross between an RX and an Auris. Not good. And it's a bloody hybrid. Now, if they'd kept the hybrids out of the equation and based it on the IS platform, that would have been another matter (CT-F anyone?), but this just isn't what the marketplace wants or needs. It's just another bloody pointless greenie car.

24 February 2010

I agree, the side-on shot is very unflattering, it looks like its still in disguise.... the rear door window line doesnt seem to relate to the door shut line at all. & then I noticed the new-Megane-esque dashboard. Oh dear.

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

24 February 2010

Oh, & on the "The document also reveals that more than 500 orders have been placed for the Lexus LFA supercar. Although the production run will be limited to 500 cars, Lexus says it will continue to take orders for the car until mid-March before allocating who will get a car in May.",,,

havent Lexus heard of first-come, first-served? Id be pretty annoyed if I had already put a deposit down, to hear my chances of owning one are going to be reduced in favour of people who havent actually ordered yet?! They should have shut the order book at 500!

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

24 February 2010

i thought Golf's C pillar is thick already until i saw this..... Japanese stylists are going backwards, even now the Koreans are catching up.....

24 February 2010

Hmm....... Will it be able to stop in a hurry though >:))

24 February 2010

The outside is disappointing after the concept - as is often the case.

I quite like the interior though. It looks like you'd be sat quite low with the centre console/tunnel at a good height to rest your arm on.

24 February 2010

Ghastly.

24 February 2010

Oh dear. Looks like a 1990s Corolla with an iQ back end bolted on.

Toyota really are getting it wrong a lot at the moment.

24 February 2010

hybrid... enough said...

if Lexus want to limit their chances, I advise them to just bring the LS600h to Europe, otherwise they me reach to sell 1 or 2 cars...

this expensive Toyota would sell in some numbers if arrived here with an 1.6L D-4D, otherwise... (but without floor mats!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

regarding the Lexus Fuji-Apex, I heared from Akio sama that the lucky ones will be the ones that spec theirs without floor mats, otherwise not, they will be excluded...

24 February 2010

looks quite good to me. a luxury sort of 5 door family hatchback. might sell quite well.

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