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Lexus CT 200h range revamped

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Lexus CT 200h range now features extra trim levels and more equipment for the hybrid hatchback.

The Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatch may have been available to buy in Britain for almost six years but there are no plans to end production just yet. Toyota’s luxury brand has come up with updates for 2017 which include new features, a new Sport variant and extra equipment.

Lexus appeals to a younger audience

Executive Edition and Sport trim levels have been added to the range and a variety of upgrades can be seen elsewhere. Both new trims have starting prices of £23,745, which is £1,750 over the price tag attached to the entry-level CT 200h S trim. Lexus believes that the Sport version of the CT 200h will appeal to younger customers.

Most of the Lexus CT 200h range does not feature exterior changes, although the Sport model now has black grille detailing and mirror housings, together with 17-inch black alloy wheels. Lexus says that its CT 200h Sport features a standard equipment list which has been ‘simplified’ but this still includes a reversing camera, Lexus navigation, and privacy glass.

Prices for the Sport start at £23,745 but an extra £2,500 can buy the Sport Plus pack, adding keyless entry, parking sensors, sunroof, metallic paint and heated front seats. Choose executive Edition grade and even more equipment is on the cards, whilst the F-Sport trim has the option of a reduced-cost premium sat nav system, leather interior features and a sunroof. The premium navigation system has been reduced in price by £345, meaning that it now costs £1,650.

Prices for the range start off at £21,995 and the cars are available to order now. Buyers choosing their new Lexus CT 200h can benefit from some new paint options, including metallic Copper Brown, Sky Blue, in addition to a Sonic Titanium hue. The Sport Plus pack also includes a black painted roof.

The first deliveries of the updated models in the range are expected to take place next month. The new editions are placed to compete in terms of both position and price with a variety of vehicles. The Executive Edition takes on the BMW 116d SE, whilst the CT 200h Sport goes up against the BMW 116d Sport. At the lower end of the market, there is also the Infiniti Q30 to consider.

New Lexus NX 300h

Lexus has recently announced a variety of spec changes to its model range and this includes the addition of an NX 300h Sport. The new Sport variant comes with a new exterior look, more standard equipment and new cabin features. Other updates, meanwhile, include new NX and RX option packs and new suspension on the GS F and RC F models.

The new Lexus NX Sport has 18-inch alloys, matching door mirrors and a black spindle grille design. Inside, it has aluminium-highlighted black leather upholstery and heated front seats. The new Sport also features some new safety kit, which includes both adaptive cruise control and a pre-crash system as standard, together with DAB radio, an eight-inch navigation screen, autolights and wipers and climate control. At £33,995, it is £1,000 more than the NX 30h.

New colour options in the form of Solar Flare and Azure Blue paint are available for the updated NX range and, for buyers who want a car packed with high-end equipment, there is a Premier pack on offer for both the RX and NX models for either £4,500 or £5,750.

Drivers of the NX can pay the latter amount and enjoy a satellite navigation system, a 14-speaker sound set-up, heated steering wheel, adaptive suspension, and head-up display. Other features include a range of safety systems such as cross traffic alert at the rear, lane keep assist, and automatic high beams.

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