2018 Lexus CT 200h rendered as a new generation

Wednesday, August 24th 2016. | Lexus


Lexus wants you to know that they do, want to give their representation in compact hatchback class for future market by starting the development of 2018 Lexus CT. This latest report leads us to investigate and expect more about what we should at least it when it launches.

Lexus CT 200h 2018 Side Angle Rendering

Exterior

Once it comes, it will start its second debut and this new generation will go with the same modular platform design as you can see in the fourth-gen of Toyota Prius that was published several months ago. But, it doesn’t mean that everything will be the same. 2018 Lexus CT is quite promising to get a new chassis that is named Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). The goal is to make this new vehicle comes with lighter body frame than the current version with higher efficiency and more responsive driving performance. The last benefit is on its economies.

As we all know that it is the oldest models of Lexus lineup which means that it wouldn’t be not too in line with the latest design presented by Lexus. We expect that the company will support it with more striking design by carrying the current styling cues for example the sharp and sleek headlights highlighted by the boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights. A big presentation should be concerned on its spindle grille that can be inspired by the bigger versions, NX and RX for 2018 Lexus CT.

Interior

2018 Lexus CT is designed to cover the demand of European market and rumors said that this hatchback will go with some entry-level models by riding the same platform just like Toyota Yaris that was introduced at Geneva. Because this is the second generation, we think that Lexus wouldn’t give any drastic changes to complete its new look. It might get light refinements to make it a little bit perfect.

Engine

With the lighter body design than the current model, public complimented for its hybrid CT because it has good gas mileage with the 43 mpg in city. On the other hands, Lexus have to face that they must fix the lack performance on it which got a lot of critics. For this new generation, they will carry over the fuel-sipping gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain to generate a little bit more horsepower for 2018 Lexus CT.

Release Date and Price

2018 Lexus CT has been reported by Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that the official debut for this next generation can be in 2017 and it will be ready for the showroom one year later. This smallest hybrid for the base model should be less than $35,000