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Lexus names its compact hatch CT200h

Published: 15 February 2010 Updated: 26 January 2015

Lexus has named its new 1-series rival the CT200h. It’s the production version of the LF-Ch concept hatchback – and we’ll see the new CT range properly at the Geneva motor show 2010.

This first official photo appears to be of the same car as our spy photos in January 2010 and shows those redesigned tail lights in full.

The CT200h is Lexus’s entrant in the growing premium C-sector market and will be the only car in class available as a full hybrid; although not yet confirmed, it is understood to use the 1.8-litre hybrid system from the Toyota Prius.

Lexus hopes its new hatch will appeal to existing owners downsizing and act a stepping stone model to lure in younger buyers to the brand who previously would have shopped elsewhere.