Lexus is expanding its CT 200h line-up with the Advance Plus model. It is based on the Advance grade but adds little more exquisiteness. Most importantly, this model makes history because this is the first Lexus with a two-tone paint finish. Precisely, one can choose metallic paint, or a contrasting Velvet Black roof with Fuji Red, Ultra Blue, Sonic White or Sonic Titanium body. This is also the first CT model which adopts the new Sonic Titanium finish. We've seen this shade on the NX 300h crossover.

CT Advance Plus will also make another first: it will be the only version available in Celestial Black. Other highlights except for the new paint finish include the F Sport roof spoiler and brand new 17-inch alloy wheels in dark silver as well as the exclusive and a sunroof. Inside, the cabin is adorned by seats in fabric and Tahara upholstery.

The optional features include front and rear parking sensors, easy keyless entry and cruise control. There are also offered heated front seats and Lexus Navigation system with Remote Dial control.

Advance Plus's style and equipment is further strengthened by company's quality and reliability of its hybrid system. It delivers CO2 emissions figures of 88g/km and also good fuel economy - combined cycle consumption of 78.5 mpg.

All of this is supported by the hybrid system's ability to maximize the utilization of its electric motor. For instance, when driving in slow-moving city traffic, the car switches automatically to its EV mode.

Lexus CT 200h Advance Plus is currently on sale in the United Kingdom and has a starting price of £25,495.

Source: Lexus