Stylish, fun-to-drive CT 200h will deliver value, innovation and best
combined fuel efficiency in luxury segment
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MONTREAL, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - At the 2011 Montreal International Auto Show,
Lexus continues to push the boundaries of luxury motoring with the
Canadian auto show premiere of two new vehicles: the 2011 Lexus CT 200h
premium luxury compact hybrid and the 2011 IS 350 AWD luxury sport
"The CT 200h luxury compact hybrid is designed to appeal to an emerging
type of luxury driver. It is an all-new, fun-to-drive model with a
sporty style that doesn't compromise on versatility and innovation,"
said Larry Hutchinson, Director of Lexus in Canada. "Starting at just
$30,950, the Lexus CT 200h is the gateway into the Lexus lineup."
The 2011 CT 200h is the fifth hybrid to join the Lexus line-up and first
and only dedicated hybrid luxury vehicle in the premium compact
segment. With unique attitude, style and personality, the Lexus CT 200h
will appeal to a new group of luxury buyers - those who love compacts
for their urban agility and are seeking to reward themselves with an
environmentally minded luxury motoring experience. For this group of
drivers nothing less than a hybrid will do.
Delivering a fun-to-drive experience, thanks to a sport-tuned
suspension, the CT 200h delivers the best combined fuel economy in the
luxury segment, at just 4.6L/00 km.
Key features of the CT 200h include:
A 134 net horsepower Lexus Hybrid Drive built around a 1.8L 4-cylinder
Atkinson-cycle engine and high torque electric motor and continuously
Four driver-selectable running modes (Normal, EV, ECO and Sport); a full
suite of vehicle handling and control technologies, including Vehicle
Stability Control and Traction Control
The CT 200h features a sporty, wide-grip steering wheel and drivers sit
in a low, 8-way power seat with a long seat cushion, lumbar support,
and aggressive side bolsters
Smart Key system with push-button Start/Stop and touch sensors on
exterior front-door handles
A six-speaker audio system with steering wheel audio controls, MP3/WMA
capability, CD player, and Bluetooth® for phone and music streaming
capabilities, Aux/USB/iPod® connectivity and integrated XM satellite
16-inch aluminum alloy wheels
Heated front seats and dual zone automatic climate control
Improving its environmental performance, several CT 200h components are
fabricated from a bioplastic material containing 30 per cent
2011 Lexus IS 350 AWD
Also debuting at the Montreal International Auto Show is the 2011 Lexus
IS 350 AWD luxury sport sedan, a new addition to the popular IS series.
"The IS 350 AWD expands our very popular line of luxury sport sedans in
response to our guests' requests for a higher horsepower
all-wheel-drive model," said Mr. Hutchinson. "Lexus guests no longer
have to choose between power and the confidence of all-wheel-drive
The IS 350 AWD introduces fresh styling to the IS series, with updated
fog lamps, grille, back-up lamps, turn signals, exhaust pipe tip, and
Key features of the IS 350 AWD include:
A 306 HP 3.5L V6 engine
Highly responsive electric power steering
LED daytime running lamps
Sport-tuned Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management
Available options include a power moon roof, hard drive-based
voice-activated navigation system with integrated back-up camera,
14-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system, heated and ventilated front
seats, and more.
The IS 350 AWD is currently on sale at Canadian Lexus Dealerships, while
the CT 200h will be available in early March.
About Lexus of Canada
Lexus in Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury
cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of
34 dealers across Canada. Delivering more perfect moments of advanced
motoring, the best-selling Lexus RX 350 SUV - fusing intuitive
technology and L-finesse luxury - is built for the North American
market in Cambridge, Ontario, the first and only Lexus manufacturing
facility located outside of Japan. For more information about Lexus
products, and Lexus' pursuit of perfection, visit www.media.lexus.ca.
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