Lexus CT 200h, which is a luxury hybrid hatch, has just received very prominent award given by the respected American business magazine "Forbes". It is crowned by it as "The Safest Small Cars guide for 2012". The luxury vehicle is featured in the Forbes guide and had previously achieved the status "Top Safety Pick" by the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which is a non-profit organization backed by the insurance industry. To achieve this success the car must have the highest rating of "good" in the IIHS' side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations, and in addition it must be equipped with electronic stability control.

Furthermore the Lexus CT 200h also won high praise from "Forbes" judges for the active and passive safety systems it includes. They help protect occupants and prevent collisions. These awards will definitely influence in a positive manner the customers, because they will now have in mind that they have the highest possible safety, while enjoying the ride in the vehicle. In addition, we have to make the reminder, that the last years CT 200h has also achieved the highest rating of five stars for all-round safety performance. This time the award was given by the Australia's respected ANCAP crash testing.

Lexus CT 200h

The safest small car – Lexus CT 200h, features standard fitment of eight airbags including driver and front-passenger knee airbags, and whiplash-injury lessening (WIL) front seats. Moreover, it also has an electronically controlled brake system with ABS, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), emergency LED brake lights and daytime running lamps as standard. In the models from the Sports Luxury segment, is also  featured Active Cruise Control and Pre-Collision Safety technology (PCS), which detects an imminent collision and primes the front seatbelts and emergency braking to reduce the risk of injury and damage.

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Source: Lexus