Lexus CT review

Category: Family car

Section: Performance & drive

Lexus CT
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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

All models in the range are badged CT 200h. This means you get a 1.8-litre petrol engine working in alliance with an electric motor that’s fed by a battery pack under the boot floor.

The combined efforts of these power sources are fed to the front wheels via a CVT automatic gearbox. While having two motors may sound like jolly good fun, the reality is somewhat disappointing. The petrol engine can’t even manage 100bhp and it doesn’t feel like the electric motor adds much more. Put simply, the CT is slow.