(TORONTO, ON. – September 11, 2014) The Lexus CT 200h – the world’s first luxury hybrid sportback – proves beyond all doubt that exceptionally efficient can also be extraordinarily exhilarating.

“With a sculpted body for sophisticated curb appeal and a refined interior defined by premium features, the CT 200h is a distinctive luxury model that’s been hugely popular with Canadian luxury buyers,” said Cyril Dimitris, Director of Lexus Canada. “The success of the CT 200h comes down to its winning combination of design and engineering – because this luxury hybrid sportback is not only great looking and incredibly efficient, it also delivers a dynamic driving experience with responsive handling and impressive ride comfort.”

The 2015 Lexus CT 200h presents a low profile and wide, sporty stance, accented by the signature Lexus Spindle Grille, 10-spoke 16” aluminum alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler. Inside, the driver-focused cabin seats five passengers with a refined interior that’s pleasing to the eye and welcoming to the touch.

Dynamic performance is assured – thanks to a rigid body structure, optimized suspension systems, and carefully-tuned aerodynamics. The result is an agile, engaging driving experience. Every CT 200h is powered by a Lexus Hybrid Drive – specifically tailored for the CT 200h to deliver maximum performance and efficiency. This system is built around a 1.8L Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine, a high-torque electric motor, high-power storage battery and sophisticated power management system. The CT 200h may be operated in four drive modes: Normal, Sport, ECO and EV.

Every 2015 Lexus CT 200h is generously appointed with comfort, convenience and luxury features, including: A premium audio system with integrated Sirius XM Satellite Radio, USB audio input, bamboo charcoal speakers and steering wheel-mounted audio controls; Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel-mounted controls; dual-zone automatic climate control; direct tire pressure monitoring system; extendable sun visors; power-adjustable and heated front seats; power door locks with keyless entry and key lock-out protection; power windows with auto up/down function and jam protection on all windows; a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel on a tilting/telescoping column; plenty of thoughtful in-cabin storage including front door integrated water bottle holders; cruise control; the Smart Key System with Push Button Start; a full complement of instrumentation including a tachometer and ECO indicator; dual power adjustable heated exterior mirrors with integrated signal lamps and puddle lamps; fog lamps; LED daytime running lamps; and more.

Safety is always standard on a Lexus, and every 2015 CT 200h features Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control (with off switch for more direct response on closed courses), Antilock Braking System with Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist, eight airbags, an onboard first-aid kit, anti-theft system, and more.

The 2015 CT 200h may be enhanced with a choice of four available upgrade packages:

  • The Touring Package adds: unique 17” aluminum alloy wheels; aluminum scuff plates; a power moon roof; LED headlamps and fog lamps; and an additional storage compartment with 12-volt electrical connection.
  • The Premium Package adds: unique 17” aluminum alloy wheels; aluminum scuff plates; a power moon roof; LED headlamps and fog lamps; a 10-speaker Lexus Display Audio System with 7” display and audio controller; leather seat surfaces; a driver’s seat memory system linked to the exterior mirrors; reverse auto-tilting mirrors; integrated garage door opener; a back-up camera; rain sensing wipers; and more.
  • The Navigation Package builds on the Premium Package, adding: in-dash DVD; and a voice-activated SD based navigation system with the second-generation Lexus Remote Touch haptic controller.
  • The F SPORT Package builds on the Navigation Package, adding: Front and rear performance dampers; exclusive interior trim; and aluminum sport pedals with rubber inserts. This package also includes the following F SPORT details: Unique mesh grille; 17” wheels with unique centre wheel ornaments; 3-spoke steering wheel; rear spoiler; leather seats; and scuff plates.

The 2015 Lexus CT200h is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.lexus.ca/ct.

About Lexus Canada

Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 38 dealerships across Canada. With 15 Lexus models on the road today, five of them being hybrids, Lexus has the largest luxury hybrid lineup; allowing guests a choice in a large range of luxury vehicle segments. In the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS), Lexus was the highest ranking nameplate in the industry.