The new Lexus’s CT200h hybrid will be debuting at next month’s 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but a leak of the hybrid’s digital press kit has revealed the details a little early.
Based on the LF-Ch concept from Frankfurt show in 2009, the five-door hybrid is driven by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder VVT-i petrol engine and magnet synchronous electric motor, which channel momentum to the front axle via a electrically-controlled contiously variable transmission. The motor is powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery. The car features four driving modes: EV, Eco, Normal and Sport.
The Lexus is 1,765mm wide by 1,430mm high; 20mm x 50mm less than the Prius. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, and features McPherson/front- and double wishbone rear suspension.
Inside, the car gets leather seats and metallic finishes designed to create an organic feel. The dashboard is divided into two zones: a Display Zone and Operation Zone.
The leaked information also reveals data about Lexus LFA sales orders which states allocation will be fixed in April, while individual orders will be confirmed to customers in May. Demand has surpassed the announced 500 units set to be produced. [via WorldCarFans]