Lexus’s new hybrid CT 200h will cost from £23,485 and is available to order now.
The Lexus CT 200h will be capable of 68.9mpg and 94g/km CO2 emissions, the company claims.
Three spec levels are available: SE-I, SE-L and SE-L Premier. Entry level spec includes climate control, Bluetooth, 17-inch alloys, push button start and LED daytime running lights.
For £25,200, the SE-L adds heated leather seats and parking sensors to the package.
Top spec SE-L Premier costs £30,635 and includes cruise control, HDD sat nav, rear parking monitor and LED headlights.
Although the Prius power-train has been tweaked to promote smoothness and provide more power in sport mode, 0-60mph takes 10.3sec, making it slower than its obvious rival, the BMW 118d. Top speed is also down on the BMW’s of 130mph at only 112mph.