CNET Australia had its first look at Lexus' hybrid hatchback, the CT200h, at the. For the , Lexus Australia had the honour of hosting the global unveiling of the more athletic F Sport version.
For the F Sport, the car retains thehybrid drivetrain that is compromised of a 1.8-litre petrol engine, battery pack and electric motor. According to official testing, the CT200h will drink 4.1L/100km -- that's marginally worse than the closely 3.9L/100km.
The CT200h can be driven in electric-only mode at speeds up to 50km/h and, unlike the Prius, there's a Sport mode that prioritises performance over parsimony. It's in this mode that will most likely show off the F Sport's different suspension set-up. On the outside, the F Sport, uhh, sports a body kit and different alloy wheels.
On the inside, the F Sport is fitted with the company'sentertainment and navigation system. As part of the F Sport upgrade there's an altered instrument panel, sports steering wheel, aluminium pedals and scuff plates.
Theand the sportier F Sport version will go on sale in Australia in the first half of 2011. Pricing and specifications will be announced closer to that date.