2013 (63) Lexus Ct 200h 1.8 F-Sport 5dr CVT Auto

Kirkcaldy Fiat / Abarth
Only £13,288
£1993 deposit
£227.41 per month

We guarantee the best used car deals in the UK.

We guarantee the best used car deals in the UK.

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth telephone connectivityCruise control
Push button starterSpeed sensitive power steering
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersRadio/CD + MP3
Steering wheel audio controlsUSB connection

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersElectric adjustable door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrorsElectrochrome rear view mirror
Front and rear electric windowsFront fog lights
Green tinted UV reducing glassHeated door mirrors
Honeycomb front grilleLED daytime running lights
Privacy glass (rear side windows and rear screen)Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear spoilerRear wiper

Interior Features

5 headrestsAluminium pedals
Centre arm restsDriver's seat electric slide, recline, height + lumbar adjust
Dual zone climate controlElectric passenger seat
Front armrestHeated front seats
Isofix child seat attachmentLeather steering wheel
Leather upholsteryRear armrest
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel 

Safety

ABSBrake assist
Curtain shield airbagDriver and passenger side airbags
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic brake force distributionPassenger knee airbag
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTraction control
Tyre pressure warning 

Security

Anti theft systemDouble locking
ImmobiliserIntrusion sensor and alarm
Remote central lockingSmart entry + Smart start
Speed sensitive power door locks 

Technical

Lateral damping systemSports suspension
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) 

Wheels

Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.187CO2 (g/km)94
HC0.028Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.01Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1798Compression Ratio13.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)80.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine Code2FR-FXEEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears1 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)68.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.8Badge Power136
Coin DescriptionhCoin SeriesF-Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %55NCAP Safety Assist %86
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.3Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5200Engine Torque - LBS.FT105
Engine Torque - MKG14Engine Torque - NM142
Engine Torque - RPM2800Top Speed112

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style10 SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1440Length4320
Wheelbase2600Width1765

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1845
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)985Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)375
Max. Loading Weight285Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1560No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Lexus CT200h F-Sport

Here's a premium hatchback with a difference: a sporty look and a hybrid powertrain. But do the figures add up? Jonathan Crouch looks at the improved Lexus CT200h F-Sport.

Ten Second Review

Lexus' improved CT200h petrol electric hybrid offers us a classier, saintlier, eco-friendly alternative to diesel versions of compact, premium Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series-sized hatchbacks. It offers a sportier look in F Sport form, though it's no different under the bonnet. Can you save the planet with a sporty demeanour? Let's find out.

Background

You'll need to know about the CT200h before we get on to talk of the F Sport trim. Though Lexus has fully embraced hybrid technology across its priciest models, the Japanese brand took a long time to get round to offering it at the more affordable end of its line-up. A little strange, given the drive for more eco-friendly modes of power in the compact sector of the luxury market. Other makers satisfy this with diesel engines, as indeed does Lexus in its BMW 3 Series-sized IS saloon. But rumbly smoke-belching diesels with their clogged-up particulate filters and high Nox emissions really aren't really what this brand is all about. Silent, frugal petrol/electric hybrid power on the other hand, is a much better fit - and that's exactly what's delivered by this car, their CT200h. 'CT' stands for 'Compact Tourer', Lexus-speak for 'Premium Hatchback', the class of car you'll hopefully recognise when we talk of models like Audi's A3, BMW's 1 Series, Mercedes' A-Class - maybe even Alfa Romeo's Giulietta. Cars that are no bigger than something Focus or Astra-sized but sit a world apart when it comes to perceived driveway cred. And just as Toyota's Prius hybrid waves the eco-driven petrol/electric banner among Focus folk, so this Lexus borrows its mechanicals to offer the same alternative to Executives who'd normally opt for the smallest diesel example of something posh and Teutonic. We're looking here at the mildly facelifted version that offers a plusher feel and a more dynamic look, especially in the F Sport trim we look at here.

Driving Experience

F Sport trim doesn't get you any mechanical changes, so the Prius-derived petrol electric hybrid underpinning remain. Press the 'Start' button and the virtual silence is very, very different from the ugly, grumbly diesel note delivered by this car's competitors. That's because from start-up to speeds of up to 28mph or for distances of up to a mile and a half, the car (in theory anyway) is supposed to automatically operate in 'EV' mode under electric power alone. This ability for the hybrid engine to run just in electric mode - or indeed just petrol-powered - as well as the two being linked together in tandem is what distinguishes the higher-tech so-called 'Parallel Hybrids' that Toyota and Lexus make from those offered by, say, Honda. The CT turns into corners very neatly with minimal bodyroll but the unsettled ride that can sometimes go with it might not be quite what you're expecting from a Lexus, even if you specify a top model like this one with clever lateral body dampers intended to filter out structural shocks from the bodyshell. Pushing on, you won't get the pulling power you would from a torquey diesel either and, like all CVT gearboxes, this one can be a bit thrashy when you're trying to power through the ratios. To be fair, little of this will be too much of a problem on the smooth motorway journeys that will probably occupy owners across the majority of their mileage. It's here that the light steering becomes a boon rather than a drawback and it's here too that you can revel in the peerless refinement and the beautiful cabin. This is where the car comes into its own.

Design and Build

The F Sport model gets the same mesh front grille pattern as that used in Lexus' latest generation IS saloon. It also gains a smarter rear spoiler with integrated air ducts. This is in addition to the neater detailing, sleeker alloy wheel designs and shark's fin roof antenna that have been introduced across the rest of the CT200h range. Otherwise, the recipe is much as before, which on this F Sport model means you get extra presence with 17-inch dark-finish alloys, flared side skirts and aero-styled bumpers front and rear. In the cabin, the distinguishing features include an F-Sport steering wheel with a flat bottom section and aluminium pedals and scuff plates. The F-Sport features cruise control, F-Sport black leather upholstery, heated front seats, electric driver's seat adjustment, auto-dimming electrically retractable door mirrors and a rear parking camera that links to a display in the rear-view mirror. And if that isn't enough, owners can ramp up the specification with the option of an advanced HDD navigation system combined with Lexus's Remote Touch control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, back guide monitor and 10-speaker audio package. Front and rear parking sensors and a sunroof are also available. Lexus has tuned the CT 200h F-Sport's suspension for a more engaging drive, and fitted its lateral damping system as standard. Coil spring rates have been changed and the standard Showa shock absorbers replaced with Kayaba dampers that give more sports-oriented performance.

Market and Model

The F Sport trim level represents the top of the CT200h range and will set you back around £27,000. The line-up as a whole begins at £21,000. Whichever version of this Lexus you choose, you'll find plenty fitted as standard. Things like alloy wheels, Bluetooth compatibility for your mobile 'phone, USB compatibility for the stereo and rain sensing wipers would all cost you more in a comparable BMW 1 Series or Audi A3. Plus there's rear privacy glass, a high quality 6-speaker CD stereo, a leather-covered steering wheel, dual-zone climate control and UV-glare-reducing windows. The F Sport model gets a bodykit, a sharper look and black leather upholstery amongst other extras. Safety-wise, a 5 star Euro NCAP showing is justified by the inclusion of no fewer than eight airbags, including knee protection for driver and passengers. Plus of course, it goes without saying that the CT has the full complement of electronic braking, stability and traction controls. You'll need to pay extra though, for Lexus' PCS pre-emptive Pre-Crash Safety System which radar-monitors the road ahead to detect potential hazards. Should one threaten, it will alert the driver, pre-tension the safety belts and automatically help with braking. The system comes packaged with Lexus' ACC Adaptive Cruise Control which uses the same gadgetry to maintain a safe distance to the car in front.

Cost of Ownership

Cost of ownership is where the CT200h can really hurt its conventionally-powered rivals. True, you'll need to take the official combined consumption figure of 68.9mpg with a pinch of salt - achievable but not in the real world - but even given that, you shouldn't be disappointed with returns at least the equal of the best diesel competition. Throw in the fact that this is the only premium executive car with automatic transmission to be exempt from the London congestion charge, plus what's almost certain to be a snail-like rate of depreciation and the running cost package looks even more compelling. The parallel hybrid technology employed here might be fairly conventional - we're on the cusp of a transition to plug-in lithium ion batteries - but that's probably a good thing as it's fully proven and, in any case, protected by a 5 year/60,000 mile warranty. It's certainly good enough to deliver an astonishing CO2 emissions figure of just 96g/km - that's 20-25g/km better than a comparable Audi A3 2.0 TDI or BMW 118d in manual form and 35-45g/km better if you're looking at those cars as automatics. All of which means that this Lexus will incur zero road fund licence charges but what's really important is the way it can deliver rock bottom company car tax. Since this is one of this car's greatest draws, let me elaborate. A 10% benefit-in-kind company car tax rating compares with 13% for a BMW 118d or an Audi A3 2.0 TDI - or between 18-21% if you properly match this CT by choosing these German rivals in their automatic guises. This means, according to Lexus figures based on an entry-level CT200h model, a three year BIK saving of over £2,300 over the comparable Audi A3 and over £3,300 over the comparable BMW 1 Series - in other words, it could be as much as more than £90 a month. If you further add to those savings the impressive fuel consumption, high residuals, low servicing and repair costs and this model's 100% write-down against Corporate Tax, you'll find that the picture looks even rosier, Lexus reckoning that for businesses choosing this as a fleet car, the savings over three years or 60,000 miles could be well in excess of £7,000

Summary

Before this car arrived, the UK market's provision of hybrid power was limited to compact cars and rather large ones. With this CT200h, Lexus has neatly plugged the gap in between and on paper, its promised combination of driving fun and eco sensibility is certainly a very tempting one. In practice, this car is somewhat restricted by the limits of its Prius mechanicals but that doesn't stop it delivering a package that will still be compelling to many target buyers. Does the range really need a sporty derivative? Perhaps not but this F Sport version will still appeal to many likely buyers who find they've a little left over in their business budget. True, a rival diesel BMW 1 Series or an Audi A3 will be better to drive. But, spec-adjusted, both will cost you more to buy, be noisier to live with, confine you to nastier cabins and cost a whole lot more to run on pricier fuel. To us, the limits of this Lexus seem a fair trade in exchange for all these benefits. This car adds up. On the balance sheet. And in your driveway.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
60%
Build
100%
Value
50%
Equipment
90%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

Finance this car

The finance shown is available on this car, or you can tailor it to suit your requirements using the calculator.

Representative finance example
Monthly payment£227.41
Deposit£1993
Term (months)60
Cash price£13,288
Credit amount£11,295
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£15,638.60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

Why choose hire purchase (HP)?

  • Pay an initial deposit, then pay off the entire value of the car in monthly instalments
  • When all payments are made, the hire purchase agreement ends and you have full ownership of the car

We guarantee the best used car deals in the UK.

OFFER SUBJECT TO STATUS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS INCLUDING OUR PANEL OF LENDERS.

Kirkcaldy Fiat / Abarth

Carberry Rd, Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3NE

Phone Number

Call now on 01592 669765 *

* Calls may be recorded for quality or training purposes.