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Lexus hybrid gets Sema treatment

2010-11-03 06:53

GO BIG: Lexus has worked its magic on this CT 200h hatchback concept for the 2010 Sema show.

Las Vegas, the capital city of bling, has not disappointed again this year as the annual Sema show has unveiled a number of gems, including this one from Lexus.

The 2010 Sema auto show can be guaranteed to have the requisite number of oversized rims, crazy body kits and luminous paint finishes on show to make this concept from Lexus seem rather understated.

Lexus gives Sema a bash with this F Sport Concept version of its CT 200h full hybrid hatchback. The fuel-sipping hatchback is kitted out with 18-inch alloys shod with Pirelli PZero Neros, adjustable suspension and shocks and a high-performance Big Brake Kit using 12.9 x 11-inch cross-drilled front discs.

Lexus's hybrid-only showstand shows frugal need not be boring. Other showpieces commissioned by the automaker for the show include a GS 450h with race-ready carbon fibre trim, an LS 600h finished in glaring green paint and riding on massive 20-inch wheels, and a RX 450h featuring a wide-body conversion kit.

QUIETLY MENACING: The F-Sport concept retains the CT 200h's hybrid technology.

While a full raft of Lexus hybrid vehicles is available in South Africa, Wheels24 has previously been told the standard, far less tricked out, CT200h is definitely on Lexus SA’s wishlist. Should it arrive here, look out for the premium hybrid hatchback from the second half of 2011.

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