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Sporting version of Lexus's CT200h hybrid hatchback revealed at the Australian motor show

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.

See official pics of the Lexus CT200h

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.

Read Autocar's first drive of the Lexus CT200h

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.

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Dark Isle 18 October 2010

Re: Lexus reveals CT200h F Sport

Oh, dear. I'm not a fan of spruced-up cars, anyway, but to give the CT a sporty look without the sporty performance seems a bit short-sighted. Especially on a so-called 'premium' sports hatchback aimed at the BMW 1-Series and Audi A3.

Los Angeles 18 October 2010

Re: Lexus reveals CT200h F Sport

Myk wrote:
You forgot Dame Edna, who's arguably more attractive that this misshappen lump of a car
I hear Sir Les Patterson, Aussie Cultural Ambassador, had a hand in its design.

BulletTrainMcKane 18 October 2010

Re: Lexus reveals CT200h F Sport

Squonk61 wrote:
hat and the use of the Halo model in the background.
The Sydney Opera House. Handles better than the LS.