Lexus rightly describes the CT as a compact luxury car. But with its clever use of the company's Hybrid Drive technology, it is so much more than that. It provides low-emission, lost-cost motoring and harnesses features such as regenerative braking to supplement the onboard battery pack. Driving the CT is a smooth and calm experience; up to 27mph the car can run on its battery pack alone. However, a quick tap of the accelerator will instantly engage the 1.8-litre combustion engine. This combination gives an incredibly sporty response; some of this technology is, after all, derived from F1 racing. Modern engines aside, this car offers comfort and style in abundance. Contact your nearest Jardine showroom to find out more about the CT.