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.