Lexus has introduced the new 2013 CT 200h Advance, a model that comes with a prestige equipment specification at a high value price.

Practically, this model is just above the regular SE trim level. The CT 200h Advance has enhanced equipment list that includes a new integrated satellite navigation system, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, a folding function for the electrically adjustable door mirrors, reversing camera, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated parking monitor and metallic paint.

All these extras come at the superb price of just £500 above the regular SE - £24,495.

The model also features Tahara, which is a supple and durable new upholstery that is an attractive alternative to leather. It weighs half as much leather and is less harmful to the environment to make, generating 65% less CO2 and no potentially damaging volatile organic compounds.

The Celestial Black paint is exclusive to the Advance. According to the colour chosen, the Tahara trim can be specified in black or tan.

In other respects the Advance mirrors the CT 200h SE specification, with premium features such as dual-zone climate control, push button start, Bluetooth, fog lights, rear privacy glass, 17" alloy wheels and a six-speaker audio system with USB port.

The CT 200h Advance can be specified with smaller, 16" alloy wheels at no extra cost. As an option, the car can be specified with front and rear PDC (park-distance control) and a DAB digital tuner.

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Source: Lexus