Updated Lexus CT 200h Quietly Blends In With The Frankfurt Crowd

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If it seems as if Lexus hid the facelifted 2018 CT 200h in Frankfurt by dressing it in black, it's probably because people were struggling to tell it apart from the previous version in the first place.

Seriously though, looking at the 2018MY and 2017MY CT 200h side by side is like trying to figure out which Olsen twin you like more. You'll probably come up with an answer, sure, but only after taking a few moments to figure out who's who.

Differences between the two models only include a new grille, new fog light bezels, different DRL graphics, new wheels, slightly restyled rear fascia and taillight graphics.

Inside you get new color combos such as two-tone leather in Sunflare Brown with Noble Brown, or Ochre/Light Ochre and Chateau/Fromage, as well as new trims like Sunflare Brown Film and Bamboo. Last but not least is the larger 10.3" infotainment display, which replaces the older model's 7" screen.

Lexus has sold approximately 300,000 units of the CT 200h (through May 2017) since the car was introduced to the public back in 2010. In other words, not spectacular numbers. Currently, it's facing direct competition from the likes of the Audi A3, BMW 1-Series, Mercedes A-Class, Volvo V40 and Infiniti Q30.