Lexus 'CT 200h' to Make Paris Motor Show Debut

Sep 17, 2010

Out of the house of Lexus:

Lexus announces that it will display the "CT 200h1", a dedicated-hybrid, five-door hatchback, at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, to be held for the press from September 30 to October 1 and for the public from October 2 to 17.

The CT 200h—the first Lexus vehicle in the premium-compact segment—was displayed at the Geneva International Motor Show in March earlier this year and at the New York International Auto Show in April. It has garnered much attention for setting a new tone for future Lexus vehicles, combining the dynamism and styling of sport-driving performance with outstanding environmental performance, creating an experience that excites and motivates both drivers and passengers.

The CT 200h makes full use of Lexus Hybrid Drive technology and is expected to achieve class-leading2 fuel efficiency with carbon dioxide emissions of 89 g/km under the EU combined cycle.

The Japanese launch of the CT 200h is scheduled for early 2011.

In addition to the CT 200h, Lexus brand vehicles on display at the motor show will include the "LFA", "IS 200d", "IS F", "GS 450h", "LS 600h" and "RX 450h".

CT 200h (European-market version) Main Specifications
Length/width/height 4,320 mm/1,765 mm/1,430 mm
Wheelbase 2,600 mm
Engine type 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
Maximum output 73 kW (98 hp)/5,200 rpm
Maximum torque 142 N-m (105 lb-ft)/4,000 rpm
Hybrid system maximum output* 100 kW (134 hp)
Battery Nickel-metal hydride
Fuel efficiency (CO2 emissions) 89 g/km (target)
Transmission Electric continuously variable transmission
Powertrain Front engine, front-wheel drive
*Output of the hybrid system using both the engine and electric motor (according to Lexus measurements).

1"CT" stands for "Creative Touring" and "200h" refers to a hybrid vehicle with performance equal to that of a conventional
2.0-liter vehicle compared to compact-premium vehicles of similar engine displacement

Anyone want to send me to France real quick?

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