The upgrade brings Lexus Safety System+ to the hybrid CT, with camera and radar based pre-collision technology capable of detecting and preventing or mitigating a collision with pedestrians or vehicles.
As well as auto braking, the system also features lane departure warning with steering assist, active cruise control and automatic high beam.
Infotainment has also been enhanced with a 10.3-inch touchscreen replacing the 7.0-inch version in the previous model.
While the CT200h has been withdrawn from the US market it’s still reasonably popular in Australia. It’s the Japanese luxury brand’s most popular hybrid model here, with 7000 sold since it was introduced in 2011.
It shares the Toyota Prius’ hybrid powertrain which includes a 1.8-litre petrol engine and two electric motors run by 1.3kWh nickel-metal hydride batteries.
It can travel at up to 45km on batteries, which can be charged while on the move thanks to regenerative braking.
With the engine in use it has a combined fuel consumption of 4.1L/100km.
MY18 Lexus CT 200h pricing
- Luxury $40,900
- F Sport $50,400
- Sports Luxury $56,900