For 2014, the prices of most models in the Lexus CT 200h range have been reduced by up to £1,500.

The entry-level CT 200h S has been reduced by £1,000, the F Sport by £1,250 and the SE, Luxury and Premier by £1,500.

This means the CT 200h range now starts at £20,995, rising to £29,495.

At the same time, a series of tweaks have been rolled out across the 2014 model year range, the most notable of which is a wider and lower front grille that also adopts the mesh pattern as used on the IS F Sport.

Other changes include a new rear spoiler, shark fin antenna, and new wheel designs, while the interior gains a new steering wheel, shift lever, seven-inch display in the centre console, and a few minor detailing alterations.

Although the price of the mid-range CT 200h Advance remains unchanged at £23,995, it gains parking sensors, heated seats and satellite navigation as standard.

Engineering changes include a stiffer body-shell, revisions to the suspension aimed at improving both ride and handling, and improvements to the hybrid system.

Order books are open now with first deliveries expected in March.