Compact cars become the new trend of LexusOctober 24, 2019
Lexus says trends are changing, and maybe you should think about small cars.
Encouraged by the fact that people began to pay more money for smaller cars, Lexus is now “having fun” with the idea of launching such a product. The decision has not yet been made, but Koji Sato, executive vice president of the company, spoke of such a possible approach on the sidelines of the Tokyo Motor Show in 2019.
“Less does not always mean cheaper now, so trends are changing. I cannot clearly say that this is what we will do, but we are looking at all the possibilities of the car, ” – Sato said.
Thinking through the various options, Lexus suggested that the most affordable could be a model based on the UX subcompact crossover, which in the UK is offered at a price of £ 29,905.
Another possible product would be a Toyota Aygo-sized A-segment hatchback. Lexus had this idea before when it introduced the LF-SA concept in 2015. With a length of 3450 mm, a width of 1700 mm and a height of 1430 mm, the show car was shorter and slightly wider than the Volkswagen Up!.
A few years ago, Aston Martin adhered to the same idea, because of the need to comply with the new average emission rules at that time. However, a product called Cygnet, created in collaboration with Toyota in 2011, did not live up to the brand’s expectations. Instead of the expected 4,000 city cars a year, he managed to sell 261 units in 2011, 172 in 2012, 131 in 2013 and 29 in 2014, each of which cost more than £ 30,000
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