First drive CT 200h: Lexus gives birth to a European hatchback, and its a hybrid


Are you a 30 to 40-year-old guy?

Do you care about sports luxury, economy, and the environment?

If so, Lexus has a new car for you.

It’s called the Lexus CT 200h, and you might consider this newest and least expensive Lexus an entry level baby Lexus for generation Y and Z and eventually Z.

You might also consider it small Europenish hatchback sedan with the hybrid drive train out of the Prius.

Lexus says the sporty 2011 CT 200h is not about power,  but more about handling. Of course they probably have to say that as the CT 200h doesn’t have a lot of power, instead focusing on economy as it’s trump card.

So does the Europenish hybrid work here in the land of the almost free gas (at least from a European perspective)?

Watch our first drive video and find out.

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