First Look: Lexus CT200h Tuned By 5 Axis

Lexus has been attempting to build excitement in its brand lately by reaching out to a younger, more performance-oriented market. The latest efforts have also revolved around its line of hybrid luxury vehicles. We all know if there is one thing that’s gets the kids; it’s luxury cars and hybrids.

The star of Lexus’s Chicago 2011 tuner section is a CT200h hybrid tuned by 5 Axis, a car modifier known for building extensively modified show cars. The small hatchback wears a custom designed widebody kit, 19-inch wheels and a custom interior. The cars adjustable coilover suspension is by Japanese Manufacturer Tein, which not only improves handling but also allows for the lower stance.

No actual information was available at the Lexus booth during the show. When asked, the lead spokesmodel suggested the best source of technical information on the car would be a Google search. Apparently Lexus is sticking firmly to its new corporate motto of “The Hard Way.”

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2012 Lexus CT 200h

2012 Lexus CT 200h

MSRP $29,120 Base Hatchback


43 City / 40 Hwy

Safety (IIHS):

Best Pick

Horse Power:

98 @ 5200