Design Study: 2012 Lexus CT200h
Billed as the most fuel efficient luxury car in the US, the CT200h is the latest in a line of interminably named, but generally fine automobiles from Toyota’s luxury division. It is currently Lexus’ only hatchback (if you don’t count their myriad SUVs, which I don’t), and in my opinion, their best looking offering.
With the exception of an oddly-styled C-pillar – that instead of making the car look like a 3-door coupe, makes it look strangely rear-heavy – the CT is a very nice looking car. It does have some of the tiresome current styling memes such as poor rearward visibility, the high beltline and appendage-y looking stalk-mounted door mirrors, but all-in-all, it is a refined, clean and handsome design.
It also wore the best looking set of wheels at the 2012 Utah International Auto Expo.
Here’s Hatchtopia’s take on the rest of the CT200h. Leave a comment below if you have anything to add, or even if you disagree with this assessment (unpossible!).