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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...

Euro NCAP awards five stars to Lexus CT 200h, Volvo V60, Ford Focus

The European crash testing engineers at NCAP have just released the second quarterly round of crash testing results. Six new cars have been given the top five-star rating, including the new Lexus CT 200h hybrid, the Volvo V60 wagon, the upcoming Ford Focus and the all-electric Nissan LEAF. Other new cars included the Citroen DS4 and the Peugeot 508...

Lexus CT 200h Gazoo Racing enters VLN Nurburgring

Lexus and Gazoo Racing have announced they will be entering a modified Lexus CT 200h race car into this year's VLN (Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring) Nurburgring championship series. Competing in the SP4 class of the series, Gazoo Racing will prepare a CT 200h with racing suspension, a comprehensive carbon fibre aerodynamics kit including a new front splitter, and a new powerplant to give the little Lexus a more competitive edge...

2011 Lexus CT 200h pricing announced for Australia

Lexus Australia has announced the pricing of the all-new 2011 Lexus CT 200h ahead of its launch at the end of next month. Priced from $39,990, the compact luxury hybrid will undercut the most inexpensive vehicle currently offered by Lexus in Australia – the IS 250 Prestige – by more than $15,000, opening the premium Japanese marque up to a brand new customer base...

Video: Lexus CT 200h Quiet Revolution commercial featuring Kylie Minogue

Lexus has just released a new commercial for the upcoming Lexus CT 200h luxury compact hybrid featuring Australian pop sensation, Kylie Minogue. The new commercial coincides with the launch of the CT 200h in the UK and kicks off the new Lexus advertising campaign called 'Quiet Revolution'...

2011 Lexus CT 200h Five Axis edition preview

Lexus has announced it will be unveiling a new enhanced version of the all-new Lexus CT 200h at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show, set to commence next week. The car will be enhanced by the official tuning company for Toyota, Five Axis. If it looks anything like the sketch, the car is sure to attract some attention...

2011 Lexus CT 200h to launch at Australian F1 Grand Prix

The 2011 Lexus CT 200h will be launched at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix as Lexus reintroduces a revamped version of the celebrity race following a two-year hiatus. The Lexus CT 200h Celebrity Challenge will feature 27 of the all-new hybrid hatches racing around the Albert Park circuit in March...

Lexus CT200h F Sport at 2010 AIMS

In amongst all the Australian debuts at the Australian International Motor Show this year, Lexus sneaked out the new Lexus CT200h F Sport. It seems Lexus will be bringing out a sporty version of the anticipated new entry-level CT200h, and it will retain the hybrid package. To be simply called the F Sport, the package includes all the usual enhancements as seen on the IS250 and IS350, F Sport...

Lexus CT200h at 2010 AIMS

Lexus is showing its new sports hybrid at the 2010 AIMS at Darling Harbour. The new hatch will go on sale here in Australia next year. The Corolla-sized luxury model will attract plenty of consumers upon its launch next year, mainly due to its ability to provide moderate sports-car like dynamics matched with economical hybrid driving fuel efficiency...

2011 Lexus CT 200h offers ECO and SPORT driving modes

The Lexus CT 200h, the new baby Lexus. Previously a position taken by the much larger IS range, the new CT 200h will offer two driving modes; one which mimics styles typical of a hot hatch and another that offers fuel efficient consumption rates consequential to hybrids. By using a simple control toggle inside the cabin, the driver can choose between different driving 'moods', Dynamic and Relaxing...

2011 Lexus CT 200h light interior and seating position revealed

Lexus says the driving position in the all-new 2011 Lexus CT 200h will be the sportiest set-up of any regular production Lexus vehicle. Revealed in detail along with new images of an alternative lighter interior, Lexus says the low hip point of the driver’s seat – which has been brought as close to the vehicle’s centre of gravity as possible – gives a driving experience in line with the Lexus IS F...