I definitely see a price hike coming for 2012. Problem is people buying the CT are not likely gonna switch to or go back to a bigger model getting worse fuel economy. One becomes a bit addicted to the high MPG. There are good number of past RX owners on here including myself and I honestly can't see going back. I might go to the new model being mentioned between the CT and RX though.. CX I think.. Hope they bring it out...If it goes up for the 2012 model year, it may positively effect the 2011 resale value for current owners. If that's the case I wouldn't mind.
But I don't see them adding much more to the price though if any. The goal seems to be to bring in first time Lexus buyers with the CT200h. Putting the price higher would eliminate the exact segment it seems they want to attract.