Lexus CT 200h set to offer emissions of just 96g/km
The hybrid luxury compact hatchback is also set to offer an anticipated 68.9mpg in combined cycle driving according to preliminary fuel consumption figures.
As a result, Lexus says that the model will offer a compelling cost of ownership profile for fleets thanks to its lower fuel bills, a Band A classification for Vehicle Excise Duty giving a zero road tax charge and a company car tax benefit-in-kind of just 10%.
Furthermore, the latest-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive which powers the CT 200h produces near-zero levels of NOx and particulates – unlike conventional diesel engines.
The CT 200h is built on a new platform that offers a series of body, chassis and powertrain control systems. Drivers are given the choice of Dynamic and Relaxing driving moods, via four selectable modes for the full hybrid system: Normal, Eco and EV (electric vehicle), plus a Sport setting that adjusts certain performance parameters for a more engaging drive.
In addition the car benefits from a lowest possible centre of gravity with a high-rigidity bodyshell, a lateral performance damper system and new double wishbone rear suspension.
The CT 200h will be presented at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September and will be commercially available in the UK from October, with first deliveries to customers in the New Year.