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Lexus CT: Second-gen small car could gain non-hybrid, turbo engines; sedan not planned

The next-generation Lexus CT range could feature non-hybrid variants powered by conventional petrol and turbocharged engines to broaden the appeal of the Japanese car maker’s smallest model. Head of Lexus Europe Alain Uyttenhoven told CarAdvice there was nothing forcing the next-generation CT to remain exclusively hybrid, and pointed to the new NX SUV as an indication of how the small car family could expand...

Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update

Added safety, increased pricing and minor specification tweaks lead changes to a refreshed Lexus CT, IS and ES line-up. As reported by CarAdvice back in August, the latest update sees Lexus boost the active safety package of certain models to include Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – a system designed to alert drivers to oncoming traffic from the rear...

Lexus to offer reverse-view camera standard on all models

Lexus Australia has announced that from early April, all models across its range will come with a standard reverse-view camera. The Toyota-owned luxury arm made the announcement on the eve of the launch of its updated CT200h small hybrid hatchback, which is the final model in the Lexus range to gain the safety system as standard across its model line-up...

Lexus CT200h: facelifted hatch range retains $39,990 starting price

The refreshed Lexus CT200h is now available to order in Australia, with the hybrid-powered hatchback keeping its existing $39,990 starting price in a restructured line-up. Carrying over from the outgoing Lexus CT200h range, the freshly facelifted model will be offered in Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, with Lexus Australia dropping the previous entry-level Prestige variant...

Lexus CT200h: facelifted hybrid hatchback unveiled in China

The facelifted Lexus CT200h has been unveiled at the Guangzhou motor show in China, revealing new details aimed at improving dynamics, comfort and driveability. Following the release of the first official exterior images of the new Lexus CT200h last week – coming after spy shots seen earlier this month and last month – Lexus has now revealed details that go beyond the new-look premium hybrid hatchback’s cosmetic alterations...

Lexus CT200h facelift revealed

The first official images of the facelifted Lexus CT200h have been released, revealing updated exterior styling for the premium hybrid hatchback. The images give us our first look at the styling of the Luxury grade of the refreshed range, and come one week after CarAdvice’s spy photographers snapped undisguised shots of the performance-themed CT200h F Sport variant...

2014 Lexus CT200h F Sport: hybrid hatch spied camouflage free

The facelifted 2014 Lexus CT200h has been spied free of camouflage, completely uncovering the exterior styling of the updated hybrid hatchback. Following revealing shots captured last month, the latest images from CarAdvice's spy photographers show the same white Lexus CT200h F Sport variant testing on public roads in the US with all its identifiers uncovered...

2014 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed

The facelifted Lexus CT200h has been completely revealed in a set of shots months ahead of its early-2014 launch. CarAdvice's spy photographers captured Lexus' compact premium hatchback on an official photo shoot in the US, uncovering the mid-life styling updates for the CT200h that is tipped to be revealed at January's Detroit auto show...

Lexus CT200h: hybrid hatch tweaked with extra features

The Lexus CT200h hatch range has been tweaked with new features and new technology with no additional cost to buyers. Standard across the range from the entry-level $39,990 Lexus CT200h Prestige model is Bluetooth connectivity with enhanced iPod functionality, digital radio, instrument lighting and tachometer linked to the Drive Mode Select system, and electrically retractable mirrors...

2012 Sydney motor show fails to boost crowd numbers

Almost 4000 fewer people passed through the turnstiles of last month's 2012 Australian international motor show (AIMS) than the Harbour City's previous show in 2010, as a number of key manufacturers bypassed the event. Taking over the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 19 to 28, this year’s show saw more than 40 new models unveiled but only 135,050 people pass through the doors – 3950 down on 2010...

Hyundai Accent, Lexus CT 200h, Toyota Rukus, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Hyundai Accent, Toyota Rukus, Lexus CT 200h, Peugeot 508 and the Volvo V60 have all been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ANCAP Chair, Lauchlan McIntosh, said it was encouraging to see five-star result becoming the norm for vehicles sold in Australia...