In Monday's video, we got to check out the 2010 Lexus HS250h, which is a fine representative of the current hybrid vehicles that this luxury brand has to offer. A few weeks back, Lexus presented a new car to add to its hybrid legacy at the 2010 New York Auto Show--the CT200h--and this video has got the scoop on the next generation of Lexus hybrids.
In this clip, Consumer Reports reviews the production-ready version of the CT200h that was initially unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show and will only be sold as a hybrid vehicle much like the HS250h. Under the hood, the CT200h sports a 1.8L engine alongside its electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The 200h also sports four different driving modes that alter the amount of driving the car can do on battery alone, and the interior looks like what you'd expect from Lexus. Reportedly, the car is set to sell for around $27k, and this car should hit showroom floors in--you guessed it--2011. And the fact that Lexus has chosen to design the CT200h as a hatchback is an interesting touch in my opinion and should set it apart from most of its hybrid-minded competition.