2020 Lexus CT Hybrid: Changes, Specs, Release Date

Sometime in the second half of 2019, we are hoping to see the new 2020 Lexus CT Hybrid. The upcoming Lexus will probably get some small changes in almost every department. The exterior will be revised with some minor upgrades while the interior should be upgraded with more quality materials, new colors, and more safety features. The engine will remain the same although some sources claim that the CT might also be offered as an EV version as well.

2020 Lexus CT Hybrid powertrain and performance

The new 2020 Lexus CT Hybrid will be powered by the same engine option which is found in its predecessor. So, there is one single option and it is a hybrid powertrain. It is a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine combined with two electric motors. And it is the same engine which powers the Toyota Prius model. It is linked to a CVT (continuously variable transmission) and has the output of 134 horses. The front-wheel drive configuration will be standard and the only option as before. The new CT Hybrid will be able to hit 60 mph in roughly 10 seconds and its top speed will be limited to 113 mph. Furthermore, it is also very likely that the manufacturer will offer an EV version of this model as well. However, at the moment, there aren’t any specific details or information.

2020 Lexus CT Hybrid

The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Lexus CT Hybrid

Speaking of the external appearance, the new 2020 Lexus CT Hybrid will most likely get a few changes this time. So, the front fascia will wear a revised mesh grille and refreshed headlights with the new LED daytime running lights. On the rear end, we will notice nicely designed taillight with L-shaped graphic below and a pronounced bumper. There will also be the F-Sport model which will feature unique styling cues which will be visible in the new mesh grille design which will also get more chrome trim. The bumper will also get darkened accents and it will get 17-inch dark alloy wheels. Like the current model, the Lexus CT will ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) as the Toyota Corolla hatchback model. However, the carmaker might offer it with some new, and more attractive exterior color shades.

2020 Lexus CT Hybrid side

As for the cabin of the new 2020 Lexus CT Hybrid, this time we can expect some changes considering material improvements and more tech features. According to the latest news, the new Lexus CT Hybrid could also offer some new interior color combinations. So, we could easily see the new leather seats in two-tone color combination. In the higher trim levels, the dashboard should be fitted with the larger 10.3-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system while the base model should get the standard 7.0-inch display. Furthermore, some of the safety equipment will include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with steering control, automatic high beams, and so on.

2020 Lexus CT Hybrid cabin

Release date and price

The all-new 2020 Lexus CT Hybrid should arrive sometime next year, and we assume that it will be in the second half of 2019. The starting price will most likely be roughly $31,000.

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