Lexus has unveiled this F Sport version of its CT200h hybrid hatchback at the Australian motor show in Sydney.
The F Sport package adds both performance and styling upgrades, including a front end inspired by the IS-F. Other styling changes include a new rear bumper, new alloy wheels and special F Sport badging.
The interior changes include unique trim, an F Sport steering wheel, sports pedals, a new instrument panel and privacy glass.
The F Sport’s key dynamic change is the addition of Lexus’s 'body performance damper’. These lateral dampers, Lexus claims, increase torsional rigidity, suppress vibrations and boost ride comfort without adding extra weight.
The F Sport trim level is unlikely to be offered to British buyers as a distinct trim level. However, the dynamic and styling upgrades are likely to be offered as individual options. Australian buyers will be able to order the F Sport trim level in the first half of 2011.