With one of the world’s most famous music stars behind the wheel, you can be sure our latest hybrid, the new Lexus CT 200h, is a safe place to be. Now the car has emphatically proved its safety credentials with a top five-star rating from the industry experts at Euro NCAP.
The organisation’s independent crash testing produced an overall score of 83 per cent, well above the benchmark for gaining the top ranking.
The rating takes into account the car’s performance in four areas: adult and child occupant protection, pedestrian safety and “safety assist” performance, which covers provisions such as stability control, seatbelt reminders and speed limiters. Click here to read the full report.
CT 200h benefits from a highly rigid, impact-absorbing bodyshell and a comprehensive range of active, passive and pedestrian impact features that provide the best possible safety performance in all driving scenarios. It is the only car in its class to feature driver and front passenger airbags as standard.
In another first for the luxury hatchback segment, the CT 200h can be specified with an optional Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) system. This detects an imminent collision and primes the front seatbelts and emergency braking to reduce the risk of injury and damage. If an impact becomes inevitable, it will also automatically apply the brakes. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses the same millimetre-wave radar system as PCS to automatically maintain a safe distance from the car ahead.
CT 200h also benefits from an upgraded Electronically Controlled Braking-Regeneration (ECB-R) system that incorporates ABS, Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).