Powering the 2018 CT 200h will still be the 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle inline-four that is helped along by an electric motor that is housed within the eCVT. However, Lexus did not state whether the hybrid powertrain now generates more power. The current model has a total system output of 134 PS.

Aside from the exterior and interior update, the 2018 CT 200h now also comes with the Lexus Safety System+. With it, safety features like Pre-Collision System (PCS), radar-based cruise control, lane departure alert, road sign assist and automatic high beam assist will come as standard for the refreshed hatchback.