Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lexus CT200h US price


The all new Lexus Hybrid will start at $29 995, including destination.

Which isn't bad. After seeing it, I can say this is one of these cars that does look much better in the flesh.
A "Premium" model will be $31 775. It includes Moonroof and Heated seats.

Options are:
-Premium Audio Package : $1125 (add $300 for a backup camera)
-Navigation Package : $2445. (It requires the Audio Package.)

More options are available like real leather (standard is what they call "NuLuxe' fake leather), LED headlamps etc.

It is rated at 43 MPG City and 42 HWY.

The main competition in the US seems to be the Audi A3 TDI. Which starts at about $31 000.
The TDI feels much sportier than any hybrid, but city gas mileage won't match the Lexus.
But it will get better than 42 HWY. I got over 50MPG in the Golf TDI I test drove a few months ago.

It'll be interesting to see how it goes...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm, FWD luxury hybrid hatchback. One of these word does not go with the other three, especially in the U.S. market.

Anonymous said...

This isn't quite as bad as the 1985 Cadillac Cimmaron, but it's close. At least the Cimmaron had real leather.

IMHO, Lexus can barely even be called a luxury brand anymore. Aside from the dated LS and the for-brand-publicity-only LFA, there isn't one car in their lineup that is a luxury vehicle in the same class as BMW, Audi, MB or the newest Cadillacs.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'd get 50MPG with this car on highway. Typically most people can beat EPA and the combined MPG is probably more real-world.

That said I don't see this being more expensive than a Prius. It's certainly badged Lexus but it looks more like a Toyota. Though it looks slightly better than HS/Prius design.

Dav said...

Oh So Much Absolute Ugliness...

I wouldn't even consider buying one at US 20K!

Fusioptima SX Sport said...

That C pillar is the killer.

Anonymous said...

Dang this thing is pointless in the USA....

Anonymous said...

Lucky it looks better in "the flesh" because it can't look much worse in "the digital"

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say the main competition in the US seems to be.. the Toyota Prius. Pricewise, the two are very close and the specs are pretty much identical if you compare the base CT to the top Prius.

Anonymous said...

1-Bad design, 2-inflated price (for whit it is) and 3-Toyota's reputation for "Quality".

3 strikes you're out!
So-long Lexus!