Lexus aims high with CT 200h

Lexus claim that its new CT 200h will be the cheapest car to run in its sector.

THE launch of the new Lexus CT 200h into the heart of the small luxury car market is set to shake up the established status quo. As the first full hybrid in its segment, Lexus claims it will deliver unprecedented benefits in total ownership costs.
Thanks to the low emissions performance and high fuel efficiency of CT 200h’s Lexus Hybrid Drive system, owners can take advantage of zero annual road tax charges and lower company car benefit-in-kind rates. It also has the distinction of being the only premium model with automatic transmission to be exempt from the London congestion charge. What’s more, its low emissions performance demands no compromise in the luxury, comfort and convenience features premium segment customers expect.
Money can also be saved through the car’s design for low service, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs and predicted residual values that match the current class leaders.
CT 200h’s Lexus Hybrid Drive has low maintenance requirements designed-in. There is no starter motor or alternator, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) means there is no conventional clutch and there is no concern about diesel particulate filter performance. Furthermore, the regenerative braking system helps extend the life of the brake pads to an average 70,000 miles. The hybrid components are covered by a five-year/60,000-mile warranty.
CT 200h’s sub-100g/km CO2 emissions (94g/km subject to homologation) mean that it attracts benefit-in-kind company car taxation at only 10 per cent. In terms of tax, CT 200h can save a company car driver more than £90 a month.