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Details of Lexus CT200h

By SYF77 on 05 Mar 2010

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The CT200h is Lexus' first attempt at building a "full hybrid" model, which means that the car can be driven exclusively in all-electric mode. The Lexus CT200h is the much-toned-down production model of the LF-Ch concept shown last year.

Measuring 4,320mm long, 1,765mm wide and 1,430mm tall, this five-door model is more compact that the Toyota Prius but is slightly longer than the Audi A3 Sportback. This baby Lexus is developed to rival BMW's 1 series and is powered by a hybrid drivetrain that couples a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric-drive motor-generator. Power output figures are not known at the moment but I guess they should not be too far off from the 1.8L hybrid unit powering the Prius.

Energy is stored in a nickel-metal hybrid battery pack while power is delivered to the front wheels through an electrically controlled continuously variable transmission. we'll have the full monty of the CT 200h in less than a week's time at the Geneva Motorshow.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Eyke Mar 06 2010 01:43 PM
too bad its CVT.

would have been a worthy contender otherwise.
Ndrewoods Apr 12 2011 06:06 PM
This hybrid CT 200h is powered by a version of the Prius powertrain with an efficient Atkinson cycle 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 98 horsepower and 105 pounds-feet of torque. A continuously variable transmission (CVT), the only transmission available, directs the push to the front wheels not like any Lexus OEM parts. It's unfortunate that the Lexus CT 200h couldn't come closer to the Prius's 50-mpg efficiency. Not bad though for a hybrid.
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