Spotted: First new CT200h in the USA.

 
 
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Torrance, CA - August 7, 2010 - During my visit yesterday in Torrance, I spotted two new CT200h prototypes at Lexus. This black one below was parked next to a Matador Red CT (it was driven away after I took these pics). These two CTs had all the options including navigation, Mark Levinson audio, radar cruise, park assist and all the goods. The Matador Red CT parked next to it had the high output LED headlamps. As much as we would like to see fully optioned CT200h here in the US, due to cost we will probably see most CT200h with the Lexus basics. That's not necessarily a bad thing as the pricing should be very enticing.

Rear 3/4 Shot. Broad rear shoulder lines.




Side profile. Kick up on the rear 1/4 window reminiscent of the new 2011 Scion tC.




Front end maintains the L-Finesse design philosophy.




Projector headlamps and integrated LED running lamps.




LFA inspired steering wheel. Note the thick diameter of the wheel. Very sporty.




Rear shot. Almost has an IS300 Sport Cross appeal. Small rear window, rear center break at the accent.




Integrated high mount led brake lamp into the spoiler. Sadly the wiper didn't make it in there like the RX and GX.




17" Alloy wheels with 215/45/17 Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires. (Reminiscent of the 1st Gen IS300 17" tire size.)




Front windshield wiper defrosters.




Roof mounted antenna. No sharkfin here.

 

More CT200h discussion HERE.

Article & Photos by: Flipside909

 
 
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