The Lexus CT200h has reached the end of the road in the United States, as Car & Driver reports the tailgate will be dropped after the 2017 model year.

The CT200h was launched in America at the 2010 New York Auto Show and was particularly suitable for European customers.

Despite the Lexus’ most affordable model with a base price of $ 31,250, the car never really caught with consumers as the company sold around 15,000 units annually in the United States. However, the recent competition from models such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA has shortened sales and the company has moved last year only 8,903 CT.

The CT200h is reportedly continuing to be sold in other markets, but in the United States the brand entry model is the NX crossover, which starts at $ 35,285.

As CT, the CT200h has a drive train consisting of a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine and a small electric motor that produces a combined maximum output of 134 hp (135 hp). This allows the car to rear back 43 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 42 mpg combined. These figures are nothing to sneeze, but the $ 23,475 Toyota Prius strikes them with 54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway and 52 mpg combined.


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