2019 Lexus CT Changes, Release date, Price, Specs


After recent updates, it is pretty much clear that 2019 Lexus CT will not feature bigger changes. A famous hybrid hatchback received newest updates just recently, which indicates that there will not be some bigger changes in next few years.

The original version of this attractive compact hatch came in 2010. It is still in the first generation, but we have seen two updates so far. The first one was in 2014, while the second came just recently, for the current 2018-year model. Both updates included various changes in visual aspect, as well in terms of equipment.

On the other side, powertrain and mechanics are most likely about to remain unchanged until the complete redesign. Considering all this, it is pretty much certain that 2019 CT continues without changes. This capable compact car will feature pretty much the same design and similar list of standard features, with few possible additions.

2019 Lexus CT side view

2019 Lexus CT base design characteristics

When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2019 Lexus CT will continue without changes. The company originally launched this compact hatchback in 2010 and things remained pretty much the same in this aspect. Things like dimensions and proportions, as well as complete mechanics are completely the same.

On the other side, we have seen two updates that brought various visual improvements. The first update was four years ago. It included mostly visual changes. Since then, this model features brand’s latest design language. For the second update, which happened last year, we have also seen few novelties in terms of styling. There’s a new mesh pattern on the grille and LED daytime lights. At the rear end, you will notice new taillights, which feature the same shape but new graphics. Finally, there’s a new wheels design, as well as few new exterior colors.

2019 Lexus CT rear view

2019 Lexus CT interior design

Speaking of interior, a recent update included few tweaks as well. There are some new color schemes, but the base cabin layout remains the same. Those new colors are Black/Red, Dark Camel/Noble Brown and the airy Chateau. The dashboard looks familiar, but there is a new larger 10.3-inch touchscreen, which is definitely a highlight when it comes to interior changes. Another great novelty comes in terms of safety features. This hatchback now features the Lexus Safety System +, as a part of standard equipment. This package includes a whole batch of advanced systems like Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with steering wheel control function and Automatic High Beam (AHB) headlights. Considering all this, it is hard to expect some more important novelties for 2019 Lexus CT.

2019 Lexus CT

2019 Lexus CT powertrain

Unlike the exterior and interior design, things under the hood have remained the same for all these years. So, we don’t expect the 2019 Lexus CT neither. This compact hatchback comes in a single powertrain option. It is a hybrid system, which consists of a familiar 1.8-liter gasoline engine and electric motor with 1.3-kWh battery pack. The whole system outputs around 134 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque. Transmission is an ECVT automatic. This combination provides pretty good performances, despite that output numbers aren’t so impressive. Along with decent performances, this hatchback offers pretty amazing fuel economy. It goes around 60 miles per gallon, which is somewhere around 4 liters per 100 km.

2019 Lexus CT engine

2019 Lexus CT release date and price

The 2019 Lexus CT will come somewhere late in the year. Although discontinued in North America, it is still present in Europe, Australia, Asia and Japan. Base models go around 32.000 dollars, while top models could cost up to 46.000 dollars.

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