Our Fleet Test Drive: Lexus CT200h - 9th Report
10 December 2012
Author: Tony Rock
No, we've not had enough of the white (Arctic Pearl) and resprayed our long-term Lexus - this is a different car. The CT200h pictured here is the F-Sport model and it's joined our fleet in place of the lower-spec SE-L.
Look closely and apart from the blaze of Ultra Blue, the eagle-eyed will also notice differences such as a mesh grille as well as dark-finish alloys. Other changes you won't spot from the photo include electrically retractable door mirrors while interior changes feature an F-sport steering wheel and aluminium pedals.
The company also says it has tuned the suspension for a more engaging drive, while CO2 of 94/km and 10% BIK are the same for both cars, as is the hybrid engine, meaning performance also remains unchanged.
The P11D prices start from £27,831, which compares with a P11D of £25,595 for the SE-L.
The F-Sport is actually the model we wanted when we first asked Lexus to supply a CT200h, but the company claims that this version was proving so popular with punters throughout the country that we'd have to wait until one became available for BusinessCar, hence the delay. We'll let you know how we get on now that we've got our hands on it at last.
|Lexus CT200h SE-L |
|Claimed combined consumption||68.9mpg|
|Our average consumption ||49.2mpg|
|Actual CPM ||56.7p|