Lexus CT Review
The Japanese automaker Lexus is known for designing and manufacturing luxurious vehicles with sumptuous features. CT is the first ever hybrid drive by this company and was introduced in year 2011 in the auto market. Even though it has been a couple of years only but this hatchback has already made a name and place in the global auto segment with its sumptuous features and efficient features. For Filipino market, Lexus CT is offered in 2 trims – Hybrid and F Sport with some distinction in features at interior and exterior but the same power packed 1.8-litre engine. This drive is considered among the most fuel efficient and reliable hybrids cars packed with advanced safety features.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Lexus CT is available in 2 trims – Hybrid and F Sport in Philippines. Both of these variants are powered with a same 1.8-litre 16-valve VVT-i engine. This engine churns out a peak power measuring 134 hp at 5200 rpm along with a peak torque clocking to 142 Nm at 4400 rpm. This engine shows pretty good numbers when it comes to performance and power. Talking about the performance now, this hatchback accelerates from a standstill and touches to 100 kmph in 10.3 seconds with a top speed of 180 kmph. Lexus CT sips 4.1-litre/100 km of fuel on an average on combined pathways which makes it a fuel efficient family drive.
Having the first look at CT Hybrid, you can sense that it is a true head turner. This luxurious hatchback by Lexus has a unique styling with numerous features. The sleek silhouette and crisp lines makes this Lexus drive more appealing and elegant. A beautifully crafted broad radiator grille with sharp headlamps give a gracious look to the front fascia. The overall dimensions of the car measures 4320 mm X 1765 mm X 1440 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase measures at 2600 mm which ensures decent space at the interiors of this car. The car comes appointed with 16 inch alloy wheels along with 205/55 R16 tires to give a firm grip on road.
The cabin of Lexus CT Hybrid has a mesmerizing look which is designed to impress you at the very first glance. There are numerous features packed within to deliver comfort and convenience. The sumptuous leather seats and intelligently designed dashboard are among the first few things which you notice while stepping inside. This spacious cabin has an automatic climate control system which keeps the cabin temperature appropriate while you enjoy your family drives in this hatchback. To make your journeys more fun filling and entertaining, there is an audio system comprising AUX, DVD, CD, Bluetooth and USB. Other than this, Lexus navigation system with 7-inch touchscreen along with 10 speakers are packed to deliver more entertainment and fun. The trunk space is sufficient enough measuring to 375-liter which can be enhanced to 985 liters with all the rear seats folded.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Lexus CT not only offers comfort to its passengers but also safety and convenience. This drive is equipped with numerous safety features including front, curtain, side and knee (only for front passengers) airbags. There are front fog lamps which allows you to see the pathways ahead even during foggy weather. Also, this drive has Hill Start assist, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control and Child restraint System which ensure optimum protection in an event of collision. The Brake Assist and Anti-Lock Braking System features are also packed inside this car. For the safety of this drive against any theft, it has intrusion sensor and immobilizer.
A sumptuous drive with a spacious cabin and powerful engine which churns appropriate power and delivers good mileage is how you can define Lexus CT is a few words. This hybrid hatchback has got good styling at its exterior with advanced safety features which can never fail to impress its buyers.