Lexus constantly hones and improves its CT 200h premium hybrid hatchback in the British market, so the car would still look interesting in the eyes of discerning customers. The latest treat for the CT is the addition of a new Advance trim level that for a £500 premium over the SE models gives you access to lots of high-end features.
Now before we get to the details of the Advance grade, we should point out that the SE trim itself is generously equipped with stuff like dual-zone climate control, push button start, Bluetooth, fog lights, rear privacy glass, 17-inch alloy wheels and a six-speaker audio system with USB port.
The Advance completes that by adding a new integrated satellite navigation system, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, a folding function for the electrically adjustable door mirrors, reversing camera, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated parking monitor and metallic paint. Sounds like a great deal for just 500 quid.
And it’s not just about the toys. Lexus CT Advance model also comes with Tahara, a supple and durable new upholstery that looks as cool as leather, but weighs half as much and is less harmful to the environment to make.
What’s more, the navigation system in this car is the MoveOn, which has a touchpad control, 3G connection, and online services such as TomTom Local Search, weather forecast, mobile speed cameras and HD traffic data. They are free for the first year since you buy the vehicle.