Lexus CT was launched 7 years ago and it has started to show of fatigue. This model has already been discarded from US market and it is replaced by UX crossover. However, this is not the end of this hatch as the company is preparing to bring it back and a replacement is being prepared. AutoExpress reports that new CT will be offered as a hybrid and also as pure electric. If this report turns out to be true then 2020 Lexus CT will directly compete against the Tesla Model 3. It will help it to distinguish among other luxury hatchback such as Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class.
Lexus’ European chief Pascal Ruch is an interview to the magazine said that CT possesses the high conquest ratio of 70 to 75 per cent. He added that they are trying to bring new people into the brand and 2020 Lexus CT will be for efficiency and UX for different customer. Lexus CT was revealed to the world in the year 2009 as LF-Ch concept. The production ready model came in 2011 and facelift was followed in 2014 and 2017. However, the new Lexus CT will start from the scratch.
2020 Lexus CT will be based on TNGA platform which is also found on Toyota Auris. Auris is also known as Corolla in North America. Nonetheless, it will be more premium than the Toyota counterpart. The powertrain will rely on the electric propulsion rather than combustion. Lexus faced difficulty while selling hybrid in US and now they have concentrated on hybridized version of ES, GS and LS sedans along with UX, NX and RX crossover. 2020 Lexus CT is expected to change the trend for good.