Lexus CX300h Hybrid Crossover Under Consideration, Based on CT200h

Lexus CX300h Hybrid Crossover Under Consideration, Based on CT200h

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


[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