Next-generation Lexus CT hatchback - Rendering

03/06/2016 - 15:36 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Expected debut sometime in 2017.

The current, first generation Lexus CT was introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show as the world’s first full hybrid luxury compact car. Seven years hence, the hybrid hatchback will enter its second generation. The 2017 Lexus CT is already being tested on European streets, spyshots revealed last year. A speculative rendering from shows what the next-gen Lexus CT may look like.

2017 Lexus CT rendering
The next-gen Lexus CT would be the first TNGA platform-based Lexus.

The design of the second generation Lexus CT seen in this rendering seems to be inspired by that of the Lexus RX and Lexus RC.

The second generation Lexus CT would be the first Lexus to use the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. The current generation Lexus CT shares its hybrid powertrain with the third generation Toyota Prius. The next-gen CT, similarly, may borrow the new generation Prius's 120 bhp hybrid powertrain.

2016 Toyota Prius front three quarters at Auto China 2016
In addition to the TNGA platform, the 120 bhp hybrid powertrain may also be common between the next-gen Lexus CT and the new generation Toyota Prius.

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The 2017 Lexus CT should go on sale by H2 2017 in Japan, followed by Europe and North America.


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