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 |  May 03 2011, 9:10 AM


With a recent warning from its dealers about stale products, Lexus is poised to roll out a list of all-new model as it looks to re-assert itself in the luxury sphere. The news comes from Lexus of Australia where top exec Tony Cramb has indicated new models will be a big part of the Lexus push over the next few years. In addition, Lexus intends to offer a greater diversity of options to customers, from everything from interior trim, to engines, to body styles.

One of the first of the new models set to arrive is a more potent version of the CT200h hybrid hatchback. Rumored to be called the CT300h it could get a larger engine or lithium-ion battery pack and stand as a flagship model in that range, helping build a fanbase for the car in Europe.

In addition to this car, Lexus is reportedly planning a new compact crossover below the RX, a new affordable luxury sedan, and finally a new 7-set SUV or large crossover.

Currently Lexus has just 11 unique products in its lineup, roughly half the number of models offered by its German rivals.

[Source: The Age]