Interior Design, Ergonomics and Packaging
The visual impact of L-finesse is carried into the interior. Once again, a powerful simplicity of form harmonises with the hand-crafted quality feel of even the smallest details to create a uniquely efficient, elegant and spacious cabin design.
The dashboard is divided into two distinct zones: an upper, Display Zone, with an 8", LCD Multi-display screen located at an ideal distance for ata- glance viewing, and a lower, Operation Zone, which allows access to the uniquely designed shift lever and system controls such as the IF award winning Remote Touch.
This clear division of zones creates the Lexus CT 200h's unique fusion of an airy, spacious cabin and a sporting cockpit which places the emphasis on a snug, highly focused driving environment. All functional driving components are consolidated in the driver's seat surroundings, combining outstanding ergonomics with advanced Human/Machine Interface technologies.
Fully described in the Dynamic Package chapter, the driver benefits from a low, highly focused driving position with a sporting, wide grip steering wheel, optimum pedal placement and high-visibility instrument dials.
The extensive use of metallic finishes and dark, soft touch materials reinforces the premium quality of the environment. The shape and form of each interior component has been carefully designed to express the true form of the materials, such as the brushed finish of door handle bezel and the highly-tactile shift lever, seemingly carved from a single billet, and generously bound leather.
Within the Lexus CT 200h's long, 2,600mm wheelbase, both front and rear seat are placed close to the vehicle's centre to reduce the moment of inertia and enhance manoeuvrability. While the front seats are spaced at a distance of 710mm, the rear seat spacing has been reduced to 620mm and the hip point raised by 25mm, ensuring rear occupants a feeling of spaciousness and excellent visibility.
Front seat occupants enjoy class-leading head clearance and shoulder room. The seats are available with 6-way manual or 8-way power adjustment, the latter incorporating a memory function, power lumbar support adjustment and seat heating as standard.
The flattening of the centre of the rear seats, the thinning of the front seatbacks and the flat floor of the CT 200h's platform result in a cabin which offers rear seat passenger roominess comparable to any vehicle in this segment, with spacious leg and headroom.
With the compact hybrid battery located as low as possible beneath the loadspace floor and the adoption of a trailing arm double wishbone configuration minimising suspension component intrusion into the luggage compartment, the Lexus CT 200h offer a competitive, 375 litre luggage capacity. With the 60:40 split rear seats folded flat, this increases to a maximum of 985 litres.
The Lexus CT 200h awards customers unprecedented customisation opportunities through the widest diversity of colour schemes yet offered in a Lexus model. The interior is available in a choice of Black, Ivory or Grey leather trim and upholstery, and five fabric finishes -Black, Red, Blue, Ivory or Brown. These finishes are complimented by a choice of Storm Black, Brown Ash Burl Wood or Tropical Bamboo dashboard inserts.
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