Would you pay $29,120 for a sporty 5 door Lexus hybrid that gets a class leading 42 EPA combined MPG?
Lexus is hoping that at least 1000 people a month will decide that they want both luxury and a sporty fuel efficient ride next year.
The luxury division of Toyota has just announced that the Lexus CT 200h will start at $29,120 (not including destination, taxes, and such).
“For just $1,000 more than the cost of a non-luxury hybrid, buyers can indulge in a CT 200h with our proven Lexus Hybrid Drive technology,” said Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager, Lexus Division. “Lexus hybrids currently make up 90 percent of all luxury hybrid sales in the U.S., so you can imagine how excited we are to continue our leadership in this market with the CT 200h.”
The brand new sporty baby Lexus, “emits approximately 60 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average new car, and has EPA-estimated ratings of 43 mpg city and 40 mpg on the highway utilizing regular 87- octane gasoline. Moreover, the CT 200h can be operated in a switchable EV mode which generates zero emissions,” according to today’s Lexus press release.
We had a chance to drive the CT 200h in New Orleans earlier this year and came away impressed by the cars easy-to-live-with size and of course fuel economy. Check out our first drive video review below.