LEXUS CT 200h LEADS THE WAY WITH JUST 87g/km• Final homologation result beats earlier projections
• Industry leading emissions - just 87g/km CO2, almost no NOx and zero PM
• Intelligent energy saving features and new internal combustion engine technologies
• Available to order in Ireland from November
• Named ‘Favourite Green Car’ at Paris Motor Show 2010
Final homologation testing has beaten earlier internal projections, confirming the new Lexus CT 200h as the leading low-emissions vehicle in Europe.
Industry Leading Emissions
With a similar CO2 output to much smaller vehicles, and clear leadership when it comes to NOx and Particulate Matter (PM), the Lexus CT 200h delivers industry-leading low emission levels. Moreover, when compared to competitor vehicles of a similar size and power output, CT 200h demonstrates much lower emissions.
Source: Manufacturer Data / VCA
This apparent paradox of larger size but lower emissions is delivered through a combination of 2nd-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive and other intelligent energy saving technologies.
Intelligent Energy Saving Features
Numerous additional energy saving measures have been developed to ensure the CT 200h delivers the best possible environmental performance. These include:
• A humidity sensor with automatic air inlet mode control and pro-active seat heaters, ensuring more heat is retained within the engine’s core, enabling it to reach operating temperature and switch off earlier
• The comprehensive use of power saving LED lighting, which reduces energy consumption by around 45% when compared to halogen units
• A lightweight, energy-efficient digital audio system amplifier that consumes 50% less power than a conventional analogue system, and weighs 26% less.
New Internal Combustion Engine Technologies
Further helping reducing emissions levels, the 1.8litre petrol engine also features two full hybrid ‘firsts’:
A new cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system that is smaller and lighter compared to those used on other models, and introduces precisely metered exhaust gas into the intake system, further reducing engine operating temperatures, whilst also reducing engine pumping losses
A smaller, lighter, 3rd generation of Exhaust Heat Recovery (EHR) system that more efficiently redirects exhaust gases to heat the engine coolant at start up.
‘Favourite Green Car’ at the 2010 Paris Motor Show
During the 2010 Paris Motor Show, RTL (main French radio station) and Auto Plus organised a poll in France. Over a period of two weeks, all RTL listeners (largest radio audience in France) and Auto Plus readers were given the chance to vote on their favourite cars at the motor show in different categories. The Lexus CT200h took the lead in the ‘green car’ category and despite heavy competition was crowned the overall winner.
The Lexus CT 200h will be available in Ireland from November, with first deliveries to customers in early 2011. Prior to this, the Lexus CT 200h will appear in an Irish preview tour in early December.