2011 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Will Get 42mpg Combined

2011 Lexus CT 200h

In brief: The upcoming Lexus CT 200h is a premium compact hybrid which will come to market in early 2011 at a 42mpg combined US efficiency.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: 2011 Lexus CT 200h
Manufacturer: Toyota

The word

Lexus CT 200h

The series/parallel system of the hybrid is the next generation of Toyota's technology made famous in the Prius. The 200h will have acceleration of 0-60mph in 9.8 seconds, get 42mpg combined (EPA rated), and lower NOx and particulate emissions than similar vehicles in diesel.

The CT 200h uses a 1.8L engine, a 60kW motor, a high-performance NiMH battery, and other components in its series/parallel hybrid drive. All hybrid components are contained in a gear-box-sized and situated unit.

And so ...

The vehicle also utilizes regenerative braking, of course.

Photo credits: Toyota

This site follows the emergence, application and development of transportation innovation. Reference to manufacturers, makes and models, and other automotive-related businesses are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement by FutureCars.com.