Home / Auto News / News article: Lexus CX300h Hybrid Crossover Under Consideration, Based on CT200h - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Oct 20 2011, 11:15 AM

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.

GALLERY: Lexus CT200h

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[Source: AMUS]

  • Getagrip

    If the CX300h will end up the same size as the CT200h, why bother to introduce it as a “new” model? I have been waiting for something smaller than my RX 300, but larger than the CT model. I think the CT model is too small for 5 people so I hope Lexus will introduce the new model a bit larger than the CT, but smaller than the RX. GETAGRIP in Maryland

  • JaCk

    you are looking at NX300. that’s what i am looking for as well, you can search it