Lexus Puts Out Details About CT 200h Hybrid At Geneva

Lexus, which last month teased us with details of its new CT 200h luxury hybrid, came more forward with details today from the floor of the Geneva Auto Show. Plans are in the works for this fully hybrid vehicle to enter production at the end of 2010.

The auto brand, which is Toyota’s luxury division, said the CT 200h combines a 1.8 litre VVT-i petrol engine with an electric motor to offer “2.0 litre performance with class leading CO2 emissions.” It will offer what is being described as two distinct driving moods – “dynamic or relaxing” – in conjunction with four different driving modes which are selectable.

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Also notable on this vehicle, mentioned Lexus [opens as PDF], is “a new platform with unique double wishbone suspension architecture to the rear” to help “combine superior driving involvement and handling agility with the ride comfort expected of any Lexus.” It will also have the usual regenerative braking for recharging the battery, a cursor control style on-board system for managing functions like climate control and audio entertainment and “high clarity LED instrumentation.”

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