These leaked brochure images reportedly show the facelifted Lexus CT200h
Internet rumours suggest the car will go on sale in 2014
Leaked brochure shots have reportedly revealed the facelifted Lexus CT200h.
First seen on an Indian blogging site, the leaked images show the facelifted car ahead of its official reveal. The new Lexus hatchback will be positioned to take on the Audi A3, BMW 1-series and Mercedes A-class in Europe. Rumours suggest it will go on sale next year.
The same styled front grille as seen on recent Lexus models like the new IS300h – and also concept cars including the LF-NX SUV – is prevalent on the facelifted car. Internet rumours also suggest an F-Sport derivative would also feature in the new CT200h lineup.
Engine options have yet to be revealed, but it's expected that little will change from the current range. That means the same 98bhp 1.8-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor that pushes overall power to 134bhp. The same CVT gearbox is also expected.
The previous CT200h was capable of covering the 0-62mph sprint in 10.3 seconds and had a top speed of 113mph. A significant price premium over the £21,995 asked for a current base-spec CT200h is also likely.