Lexus is showing off the newest version of its CT 200h hybrid car. The CT 200h was first introduced to eco-conscience consumers with big wallets last year, and the second-year model brings with it new bells, whistles and colors.
The 2012 version comes equipped with a vehicle proximity notification system that alerts pedestrians and cyclists of an oncoming vehicle by emitting a low but audible warning sound. “Nebula Gray Pearl” will also replace last year’s “Smoky Granite Mica” for the car’s exterior color. MSRP for the standard model starts at $29,120 and goes up to $30,900 for the premium model.
Lexus is offering the car in both standard and premium models. It offers decently low fuel consumption with a fuel economy rating of 43 mpg for city driving and 40 mpg on the highway. In addition, the car can be switched into EV mode so one can drive short distances with zero emissions. The car also has a normal, sport or eco mode that the driver can toggle between. Acceleration from 0-to-60 mph is rated at 9.8 seconds.
The CT 200h also comes in an optional sports package, with features such as sport-tuned suspension and 17-inch wheels with high-gloss finish. This option also has a front grille with mesh pattern, metal front scuff plates, perforated leather steering wheel, leather shift knob, aluminum sport pedals and metallic trim on the dash panel.