2011 Lexus CT 200h Review VIDEO ENHANCED

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2011 Lexus CT 200h Review — VIDEO

Has Lexus gone all New Age-y on us? You Call the new CT 200h the Lexus Ring. Dash illumination colors depending on your mood. Feel relaxed to stay in the slow lane, gas (42 MPG) while saving the

Just twirl the oversize knob to Normal, EV or ECO Mode and the will trundle along at a pace, with buffered and throttle responses leading to a Zen experience. Lexus sets the for this Mode by placing a System Indicator gauge to the of the speedometer. Knowing Eco Status assuage carbon footprint Best of all, whenever you the Normal/EV/ECO position, all cabin lighting, gauge illumination and identification shines blue for

Feeling a bit antsy and aggressive? flip the Mode knob to the position and the System Indicator miraculously disappears, replaced by a tachometer, now illuminated in red, with red spot lights and backgrounds on the dash. Selection of Mode is more than however, because the Power Unit (PCU) that power from the electric engine combination that the CT200h is now set to favor red performance blue lethargy.

Entering a in Performance Mode, the PCU keeps the revving higher in order to engine braking efficiency and balance prior to clipping an At corner exit, the PCU keeps the higher while Traction reduces understeer.

In the real world, all this wizardry works remarkably When you swap Normal/EV/ECO for Sport, you can definitely feel the on the fly. When the CT is running as a light special, the 3,130 hatchback behaves like a appliance, not demanding much barely providing enough to keep you awake. But swap Mode switch to red, and the CT up like a thoroughbred waking a nap.

We found out just how good the CT s are in red Mode during a two hour through the mountains ringing Springs. Although the combined motors of the CT make only that output is adequate for driving thanks to the stiffness of the CT s reinforced and gusseted 64,000 PSI steel chassis. Abetting stability is a nifty set of strut braces front and rear contain hydraulic dampers the brace.

These 290 PSI Nitrogen Gas insure the CT remains stable severe bends.

Heavy such as the Nickel Metal battery pack, have kept low in the chassis to reduce the CT s of gravity and optimize cornering As a result, the CT in Sport Mode its low rolling resistance 215/50R17 MXM4 tires to the test on Although the CT, even in Sport only turns in a 0-60mph of 9.8 seconds, it still qualifies as a sport sedan thanks to its stiffness and outstanding suspension

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In terms of quality, and comfort, new entry-level Lexus is something of a bag. Lexus has slipped 6th to 9th place in the just-announced Consumer Reliability Survey rankings. the front compartment of the CT achieves status in terms of fit and finish, are a few sticking points for back passengers.

Access to the aft compartment is impeded by the fender dogleg, the seats are too for comfort, legroom is negligible tall front seat and no central rear ventilation is The best thing about the seats is that they flat enough to convert the CT a mini station wagon.

an expected buyer median age of the CT will bring a lot of fresh into Lexus showrooms. percent of the anticipated 12,000 new customers will come other brands, which lead to a Scion-like re-invigoration of showrooms. The CT200h goes on in March, 2011.

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