If there’s one thing Lexus can do well, it’s design and equip a cabin. Considering the price tag, the Lexus CT200h is hugely impressive. The leathers are tactile and beautifully finished, the plastics soft and substantial.
Lexus generosity isn’t unbounded, though. Sat-nav and a DAB radio on mid-spec cars are extra and, because it comes bundled with a pre-crash safety system, adaptive cruise control is an expensive option even on a top-spec model.
On the equipment front there are six levels to choose from. Entry-level SE models get 16in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and Lexus's infotainment system complete with a 7.0in display, DAB radio, and Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Upgrade to SE with Plus Pack and get 17in alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, sat nav and a wealth of Lexus safety systems.
Mid-range Luxury trimmed CTs get keyless entry, a part-leather upholstery, heated front seats, tinted rear windows and front parking sensors all thrown into the package, while F-Sport gives you a CT with a sporty bodykit and gunmetal grey alloy wheels.
Spend a little more and invest in the F-Sport with Premier Pack and the CT is given a dose more luxury, including leather upholstery, premium sat nav system, LED headlights and a Mark Levinson sound system. Topping the range is the Premier trim, which adds the electrically heated and folding wing mirrors for a rather comprehensive package.