Lexus CT 200h gets new grille, moonroof for 2016

The minor update also adds Lexus\' optional Enform Remote and Service Connect technology.

Lexus has introduced a minor update to the CT 200h, bringing modest exterior tweaks and tech upgrades for the 2016 model year.

The hybrid hatchback already received a significant facelift for 2014, introducing Lexus' characteristic spindle grille. The front end has now been enhanced a bit more with a revised chrome-surround grille, though the official images accompanying the announcement only show the car from the side or rear.

Buyers who want a bit of extra natural lighting throughout the cabin can now outfit the hatchback with a power tilt-and-slide moonroof, with the typical one-touch controls and a manual sliding sunshade.

The 2016 model also introduces two of Lexus' latest subscription services including Enform Remote and Enform Service Connect. The former allows owners to remotely view and control certain vehicle functions via Android or iOS devices, while the latter provides additional information regarding maintenance, diagnostics and service campaigns.

The company has not made any changes to the CT 200h's hybrid system, which pairs a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. Combined output reaches a modest 134 horsepower, but achieves an impressive city/highway EPA rating of 43/40 mpg.

The 2016 edition will likely be arriving in showrooms within weeks.

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