New 2012 Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatchback gets optional F Sport package


Although Lexus has not released new photos of the 2012 Lexus CT 200h, we can safely assume that not much has changed in the new 2012 Lexus CT 200h. However, it gets an optional F Sport package to help boost both performance and as well visual appeal. The F Sport package will only be available in the Premium trim of the 2012 Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatchback.

The F Sport package for the 2012 Lexus CT 200h F Sport includes a revised body kit with a meshed front grille, 17-inch glossy alloy wheels, metal front scuff plates, a leather steering wheel, leather shift knob, aluminum pedals, optional perforated leather seats and metallic trim on the dash. In addition, the F Sport package also includes a revised suspension along with more color options such as Obsidian, Tungsten Pearl, Starfire Pearl, Matador Red Mica and Ultrasonic Blue, Nebula Gray Pearl, and Smoky Granite Mica. The color names sound exotic, but they all really look like red, white, purple, blue, and etc…

Also includes in the F Sport package for the 2012 CT 200h is the Toyota’s Vehicle Proximity Notification System technology, which is a pedestrian warning system that will soon be required on all hybrid and electric vehicles.

The hybrid powertrain remains the same for the 2012 Lexus CT 200h F Sport. It 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. When operating in a switchable EV mode, it can drive for up to one mile at speeds of up to 28 mph. And as for fuel economy, the Lexus CT-200h has an U.S. EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 42 mpg combined.

Pricing for the standard 2011 Lexust CT 200h hybrid hatchback starts at $29,995, and we estimated that the optional F Sport package will add at least another $4,500. The above photos show the Lexus CT 200h with the F Sport package that was unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2010.