Lexus is looking to expand its lineup with the addition of an all-new model based on the CT200h hybrid hatchback. This news coincides with past reports that the automaker is looking to offer a compact crossover below the RX, possibly called the CX300h.
As the name suggests, like the CT, the CX would be a hybrid exclusive model. Built primarily for the European marketplace it would compete with vehicles like the Audi Q3 and BMW X1. As a small premium model with exceptional fuel economy it would also help grow the Lexus brand in Europe.
Powering the luxury crossover could be a more powerful hybrid system, perhaps using the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder from the HS250h, paired with a lithium-ion battery pack.
Look for a debut some time in 2013.
Past reports have indicated that Lexus is also looking to add yet another luxury sedan to its lineup, as well as a new 7-seat SUV or crossover.
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