Lexus has introduced the Lexus CT 200h, and Nebraska Lexus dealers are excited for the new hybrid vehicle to arrive in showrooms this year.
Online PR News – 11-January-2011 – – Looking for a luxury compact hybrid? If so, your wait is over… introducing a new, innovative hybrid, the Lexus CT 200h. Starting at $29,120, the Lexus CT 200h offers a new twist from the Lexus brand, and Lexus of Lincoln and Lexus of Omaha are eagerly anticipating its arrival later this year.
Aimed at attracting a whole new group of younger drivers, the Lexus CT 200h will hit the market as the first full hybrid luxury compact car, giving Lexus a hipper, sportier feel.
“The stylish CT 200h has an attitude and driving dynamic unlike any other Lexus hybrid. It will excite eco-conscious, young consumers and symbolize urban, luxury living,” said Mark Templin, Lexus division group vice president and general manager.
While most Lexus vehicles tend to focus more on luxury than gas mileage, the CT 200h seeks to combine luxury and excellent gas mileage and is expected to lead its class in fuel economy. Drivers can expect to achieve around 42 miles per gallon in the Lexus CT 200h while receiving excellent performance with 134 horsepower.
The Lexus CT 200h sets itself apart from other hybrids with four distinct driving modes to offer drivers more control, better performance and more fun. The four drive modes include:
• EV: This drive mode relies solely on battery power for up to one mile, up to 28 miles per hour.
• ECO: Hybrid system efficiency and fuel economy are maximized using this drive mode.
• Sport: This drive mode boosts system performance driving with enhanced acceleration and agility.
• Normal: Focus is on a relaxing driving mood with this drive mode.
A front and rear body dampening system, the first in the Lexus line-up, gives Lexus CT 200h drivers and their passengers a smooth and quiet ride. The system both absorbs and minimizes undesirable body vibrations.
In addition to the fun, sporty feeling of the Lexus CT 200h, drivers can also expect comfort and safety. A 10-way power driver’s seat, eight standard airbags and dozens of additional luxury and safety features standard in all Lexus vehicles can be found in the CT 200h.
Lexus has created a web site, DarkerSideofGreen.com, to provide consumers with fun and innovative ways to learn about the CT 200h before it’s available for sale. Actress and comedian Whitney Cummings has joined Lexus in creating a series of online videos labeled Darkcasting. Cummings interviews social media stars as they take the Lexus CT 200h for a ride around their hometowns. In one Darkcasting video, New York Chef, Carlo Mirarchi said, “I gotta tell you, I really like this car! The steering column is really nice, can we parallel park later? It feels like it’ll be really easy to park.”
Younger audiences might also be interested in the Lexus Dark Ride, an interactive game aimed at showing people exactly what the Lexus CT 200h is capable of. The interactive video allows players to become the co-star in a high-speed chase in the CT 200h.
“The CT 200h is expected to lead the class in fuel economy and deliver low emissions, but the CT 200h isn’t just about being a hybrid, it’s about having fun,” said Templin.
For more information on the fun you can have in a Lexus CT 200h, visit LexusofOmaha.com or LexusofLincoln.com.