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Leaps Of Innovation With The Lexus CT 200h

Updated September 11, 2013

Leaps Of Innovation With The Lexus CT 200h

The new, five passenger Lexus CT 200h is an innovative type of hybrid that has virtually set the standard for what a hybrid should be. Lexus upped its standards with this compact, five door luxury sedan, and has proven itself eco-efficient. The new CT 200h is a full hybrid capable of running on gas or electric, or both, and appeals to a much younger demographic than what Lexus usually aims for. The CT comes with additional add-ons and an advanced version, the CT 200h Premium.

Technical Features

Underneath the hood, the CT 200h runs on a compact, four cylinder, 16-valve Atkinson cycle engine and a nickel-metal hydride battery. The electric motor gets 80 horse power during the EV mode, when combined with the gas operated motor, the luxury sedan has a total of 134 horse power. It can go from 0 to 60 in approximately 9.8 seconds and has a top speed of 113 miles per hour, due to the CT’s electrical nature. The EPA fuel economy estimates are: 43 mpg for city driving, 40 mpg for highway, and a combined 42 mpg. The transmission is an Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission, or ECVT. With low friction shock absorbers and a stabilizing bar, the CT 200h is able to cross even the most difficult terrain and drastically reduces steering wheel vibrations. It has independent, Mcpherson struts and coil springs, making pot-holes seem non-existent. It has a fuel tank capacity of 11.9 gallons, and an interior cargo capacity of 14.3 cubic feet, not including the front seats.

A New Breed Of Lexus

Both the gas and electric motors work together to give a boost in acceleration and act as a power source for the wheels. When the Lexus CT 200h is in the process of decelerating or braking, the electric motor acts as a generator to regenerate the wheels’ power by recovering and transmitting lost, moving energy into electrical energy that is either stored or used. For heating and cooling, the CT 200h replaces the drive belts’ normal water pump with a unique combination of a heat recovery system and an electric water pump, releasing the appropriate temperature depending on the outside weather. By combining revolutionary technology with unmatched quality of the classic Lexus company, the CT 200h is a new breed of Lexus that’s well suited for any driver.

Well there you have it from the interior to the exterior, wheels and center caps this car is a beauty!

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