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2011 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Will Get 42mpg Combined
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.
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Make/Model: 2011 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.
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The vehicle also utilizes regenerative braking, of course.
Photo credits: Toyota
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