Following the leaked press materials that were first revealed here on WCF, there's not much new information. However, a battle seems to be brewing between Audi's A1 and the CT 200h

As expected Lexus has released initial details today for the CT 200h five-door hybrid plus a few new photos in high resolution. 

Following the leaked press materials that were first revealed here on WCF, there's not much new information.  However, a battle seems to be brewing between Audi's A1 and the CT 200h.  It all started when Audi began touting the A1 as the "first premium vehicle" in the compact class.  Now Lexus is saying the "CT 200h is the first full hybrid vehicle to be launched in the premium compact segment."  All of the sudden the premium compact segment, which we thought began with the BMW 1-Series, is getting a little crowded. 

The CT 200h was designed and developed for European tastes.  However, with production beginning in the end of 2010 Lexus says the full hybrid will be sold worldwide.  We can only assume that includes North America.

Stay tuned and hopefully we'll have the answers when the Geneva Motor Show gets under way.

 

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