U.S. Gets 2012 Lexus CT200h With F-Sport Package
The second model year for the Lexus CT 200h will come with a few updates, the most important one being the addition of the F-sport package to the U.S. model. This package was first unveiled last year at the Sydney Motor Show in Australia and after that it made an appearance at the 2010 SEMA. Now, customers will be able to buy it for the 2012MY CT 200h.
The F-Sport package consists of 17-inch alloys, a sportier tuned suspension as well as a front grille which will have a mesh pattern. Inside the cabin, the Lexus CT 200h will get a perforated leather steering wheel, metal front scuff plates, aluminum sport pedals, leather shift knob, along with a metallic trim for the dash panel. Clients will be able to order the car with Black NuLuxe trimmed seats or they can choose perforated black leather-trimmed seats.
The new model year also brings the Vehicle Proximity Notification System which helps alert the pedestrians as well as the cyclists of an oncoming car under specific conditions. It does that by emitting a low audible warning sound.
Aside from these updates, there are no other modifications in comparison to the 2011MY as the car will keep the hybrid powertrain which is made out of a 1.8-liter VVT-I gasoline engine that produces 98 hp and an electric motor that along with the gas engine offers a combined output of 134 hp, which is enough for a 0-62 mph sprint time in 9.8 seconds.
The Japanese automaker didn’t release any photos with the U.S.-spec 2012 Lexus CT 200h with the F-Sport package and the one that we have uploaded for this article is the car exhibited at SEMA 2010.
Source: Lexus via Carscoop
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