Lexus has introduced the 2014 CT 200h facelift at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China after several official photos emerged earlier this month.

Lexus has introduced the 2014 CT 200h facelift at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China after several official photos emerged earlier this month.

The most significant design change can be seen at the front fascia where Lexus has fitted its corporate spindle grille which can be seen on all of their recent facelifted and all-new models. Fresh new sets of 16- and 17-inch alloys are available with a ten-spoke design, along with a new shark fin-style roof antenna.

At the back there is a redesigned bumper adopting a more horizontal structure and a black lower center section. Customers get to choose from six exterior paint hues, including the newly introduced Lexus Red which can be combined with a sporty black roof that can also be painted in six different colors.

Inside the cabin Lexus has installed a new steering wheel, a thinner 4.2-inch TFT instrument panel screen and a second-gen Remote Touch Interface offering a more user-friendly experience. The sound system has received bamboo loudspeaker technology while optional goodies on offer include Intuitive Parking Assist, rear view camera, an "off" switch for the traction control and a tire pressure warning system.

The 2014 Lexus CT 200h facelift benefits from an increased body rigidity, various suspension updates and aerodynamic tweaks. It packs the same 1.8-liter gasoline engine working together with an electric motor to provide a combined output of 134 bhp (100 kW). Lexus says the car can return 43 mpg city / 40 mpg hwy / 42 mpg combined, representing one of the best EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings in this segment.

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2014 Lexus CT 200h facelift revealed with minor changes