Lexus offers the cheapest luxury car on the market with the CT200h, along with a very efficient hybrid system. With the F-Sport package, the CT200h might have the looks of a sports hatchback but the performance is lacking.
Lexus, as a brand, has enjoyed a strong following from buyers who want the finer things in life, with the reliability that the name has earned over its relatively short time on the luxury scene. Routinely ranked at the very top of quality studies, owning a Lexus is more about prestige and practicality compared to BMW, Audi and others. To offset this, and appeal to younger buyers, Lexus has introduced some very powerful and aggressive cars like the IS F sedan and LFA supercar. Another element is the green image that Toyota/Lexus promotes with their growing number of hybrid products. To bring it all together Lexus has introduced a sporty looking hybrid-powered hatchback called the CT200h, available with the F-sport package seen here.
This CT200h looks like the illegitimate love child of a Lexus IS F and a Mazda3 Sport. The hatchback design is especially familiar looking. This is a popular design with younger buyers who are active and enjoy the flexibility a hatch provides. It should be noted that the hatch isn't as big as the Mazda3, the floor is high and the opening rather small, plus the depth of the cargo area is limited. This really is a car for a single person or couple; a family will find it too small. New for 2012 is the inclusion of a more stylish F-spot package that includes an aggressive front and rear bumper, distinctive grille design, 17-inch alloy wheels and F badging along with interior bits. BMW and Audi also sell their regular cars with sportier trim like ''M-sport'' or ''S-Line'', Lexus is just following suit with ''F-sport''.
Phil mcinally 1:03 PM on September 21, 2012 Have enjoyed this wonderful ride for 14 years and 130,000 kms. Want to sell but unsure how to determine market value. Also, how would you suggest I attempt to market- auction? Newspaper/auto trader? Don't think I'd get anything at dealer on trade. Is this almost a collector car?
Motormouth.ca says: 8:52 PM on September 23, 2012 You should search for a Lexus SC web forum or ''Chat room''. This is where other owners go to chat about their cars. Someone might be very interested in a car with such low KM's. If you want to sell the car quickly, then try Adesa public auto auction.
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