Lexus Europe Releases 2014 CT 200h Commercial


I'll be honest - I've loved the CT200h since day one. It's arguably one of the best looking hatchbacks in recent history, and even with its ho-hum performance, it's rated highly as a great entry level car with solid road demeanor and driving dynamics.

I have a certain spot in my chest for the plucky little hatch (much of it just from how it looks) so you can understand my skepticism when the announcement for the 2014 year model would include a refresh of the front fascia to include Lexus's signature spindle grille.

To be honest? I like it. A lot. Maybe the Lexus design language is starting to grow on me. Maybe the proportions of the hatchback make the spindle a little more bearable and for some reason, not quite so garish. Maybe it's the updated LED band running lights, the updated rear bumper, or the beautiful red seats.

Whatever it is (probably all of that) - I like it. A lot. 

via [Lexus Enthusiast]

Bernie Kitts (Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:15:42 -0800): Mark Levinson gives it a premium upgrade.
Greg Smith (Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:26:54 -0800): Certainly looks nice, but in my opinion, the original styling of the '11-'13 models is a bit less "in your face" while still being sporty and smooth looking. The predator spindle grill doesn't do much for me. The original front end sports a more subdued and classy looking spindle grill. I like how the refreshed model will appeal to many while the original styling still carries itself very well.