Based on the latest rumors, the Lexus manufacturer is working on the newest 2019 Lexus CT Hybrid. The upcoming Lexus CT should get a few upgrades in almost every field. So, the exterior is expected to get new lights, a revised grille, and some new color options. Inside the cabin, we anticipate some new color combinations too and revised touchscreen. Moreover, the new CT should also feature more safety equipment this time.
Powertrain and performance of the 2019 Lexus CT Hybrid
On the engine front, the upcoming 2019 Lexus CT Hybrid will return with the same engine as the previous model year. And it comes with a hybrid powertrain beneath the hood and it is the same engine which was found in the Prius model. It is a 1.8-liter inline-4 Atkinson-cycle engine unit combined with two electric motors. This powertrain is able to deliver up to 134 horsepower. The engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission comes standard with front-wheel drive layout. The top speed of the Lexus CT is limited to 113 mph and it is able to go from 0 to 60 mph in around 10 seconds.
On the other hand, according to some sources, the new Lexus CT might be offered with an electric powertrain as well. However, we believe that it won’t happen until the year 2020.
Design of exterior and interior
The 2019 Lexus CT Hybrid is underpinned with the Toyota New Global Architecture which is also used in the Toyota Corolla hatchback. As for the exterior design, the 2019 Lexus CT Hybrid is expected to feature a few upgrades once again. The front end should get a new mesh design of the grille and revised headlamps with LED daytime running lights which are placed at the top. Furthermore, the rear fascia will get new taillights as well with the L-shaped graphic which is very similar to the lights found in the brand’s sedan models. As well, the new Lexus CT should get more color options and some new designs of the wheels.
Moreover, the F-Sport model will get a unique exterior styling. So, it will feature a different mesh grille with more chrome accents. As well, there will be more dark details on the lower bumper and it will ride on prominent 17-inch dark alloy wheels.
The interior of the 2019 Lexus CT Hybrid should also get some improvements in tech department and more color options. So, the carmaker will also offer a larger 10.3-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system instead of a standard 7.0-inch screen. As well, the new CT will also be available with the new, two-tone leather upholstery. As for the safety, the CT Hybrid will get many safety features and those will include automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, lane departure warning with steering control, and so on.
Release date and price of the 2019 Lexus CT Hybrid
Although it is not yet confirmed, we assume that the 2019 Lexus CT Hybrid should go on sale sometime during 2019. The price should be similar to the current model which starts at around $31,000.