Official pricing of the all-new 2011 Lexus CT-200h is out for the U.S. market, which will be available at dealerships by March of 2011. To gain more customers, the five-door hatchback will start at $29,120 plus $875 destination charges, making it the the least expensive in the Lexus lineup in the U.S.
“For just $1,000 more than the cost of a non-luxury hybrid, buyers can indulge in a CT 200h with our proven Lexus Hybrid Drive technology,” said Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager, Lexus Division. “Lexus hybrids currently make up 90 percent of all luxury hybrid sales in the U.S., so you can imagine how excited we are to continue our leadership in this market with the CT 200h.”
The 2011 Lexus CT-200h hybrid is powered by a 1.8-liter gasoline engine that is coupled with an electric motor. The setup provides a combined total power output of 134 hp, which enables the Lexus CT 200h to propel from 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds. As for fuel economy, the Lexus CT-200h has the U.S. EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 42 mpg combined.
At $29,000, the 2011 Lexus CT 200h comes with standard equipment to include SmartAccess with push-button Start/Stop and touch sensors on exterior front-door handles, leather steering wheel, a six-speaker, audio system with a CD player, Bluetooth, integrated satellite radio receiver, USB/iPod connectivity, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and dual zone automatic climate control.
Top ensure maximum safety, the CT 200h is also equipped with a standard eight-airbag Supplemental Restraint System. If customers want to top it off, there is a variety of optional equipment such as a sixth-generation navigation system with a backup camera, a moonroof, heated seats, and a Premium Audio Package, HomeLink and electrochromic rearview mirror.