The CT first made it’s debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as the Lexus concept named LF-CH. Being the first full-hybrid launched in the premium compact segment, this five-door hatchback almost stands alone in it’s own class. Younger, greener car buyers are attracted to it’s high fuel economy (up to 42 MPG) without having to sacrifice style or luxury.
For those who crave performance, this little compact can amaze with it’s “drive mode select” feature. This feature allows the driver to select either Eco, Normal, or Sport driving modes. While Eco-mode offers the best fuel economy, it comes at a cost. Drivers who wish to have a sportier feel with tighter steering and a sharper reacting throttle may opt to select the Sport-mode.
Although the CT shares some drivetrain parts of the Toyota Prius, it does feel completely different (as one should expect with the Lexus nameplate). The interiors are much more plush and offer soft-touch injection molded plastics on the dashboard and other surfaces. Additionally, Lexus uses its advanced welding processes to give added driving performance, ride comfort and quietness.