Lexus has announced a range of upgrades for the CT200h hatchback for 2014.
The upgrades come in tandem with price reductions and new finance options.
The 2014 CT 200h range is available from £20,995 for the entry level S model, a £1,000 reduction; elsewhere in the six-strong line-up, prices have fallen by as much as £1,500.
CO2 emissions across the range have fallen below the 100g/km threshold – and with a new low of 82g/km for the S version – the CT 200h no charge for annual Vehicle Excise Duty. For business users this also secures the lowest band for benefit-in-kind taxation, at 10 per cent for the first year.
Combined cycle consumption figures of 78.5mpg for the S grade, and 68.9mpg for the other models in the range.
The Advance model benefits from a comprehensive upgrade that introduces parking sensors, heated front seats and the new, fully integrated Lexus Navigation system as standardsewhere in the CT 200h line-up a GPS-controlled clock is provided on higher grade models and the Lexus Navigation package is offered as an alternative to the established Premium system. Additional features for the Premier grade include new aluminium scuff plates and LED front fog lamps.
Going beyond the visual changes, the CT 200h benefits from strategic changes under the skin to deliver better ride quality, stability and handling. Even the way the car is built has been changed with the introduction of laser welding and body adhesion techniques that have already proved their value in the engineering of the Lexus IS and LS models.