The Lexus CT 200h has undergone a series of revisions aimed at enhancing its styling, refinement and comfort.

Externally, the changes include a revision to the Lexus family grille, revised rear bumper and lights, a shark fin roof antenna and new alloy wheels.

The colour range has also been revised, with all paints making use of a scratch-resistant self-restoring lacquer.

Inside, the sportier steering wheel of the Lexus IS makes an appearance, while the multimedia screen has been made thinner and is now controlled by a revised Remote Touch Interface controller.

The sound system’s audio quality has been improved, and the media display now includes a rear view monitor, tyre pressure monitoring and the ability to disable the traction control.

Various trim pieces have been improved in quality and a greater range of options made available.

The F Sport model has received its own revisions, including the addition of a mesh front grille, new roof spoiler, 10-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, plus aluminium pedals and scuff plates.

The CT 200h’s body-shell has been strengthened, and this allows the further optimisation of the suspension settings.

Lexus say they’ve made 94 separate changes to the hybrid drive system, including the use of a new inlet duct and the revision of the transmission mapping for a more ‘natural’ experience.

The 2014 Lexus CT 200h also benefits from a reduction in emissions, now down to 82g/km for the entry-level S model with 15-inch wheels and 88g/km for models with 16-inch wheels.

UK specification and prices will be announced in January, with sales set to start in the first quarter of 2014.