Lexus to ditch CT, IS and RC vehicles in UKOctober 8, 2020
The Japanese brand’s family hatchback, smallest sedan and four-seater coupe are leaving the UK market.
Lexus has stopped importing new versions of its IS sedan, RC coupe and CT hatchback as the models have been withdrawn from the UK market and no replacements are planned. All three models are listed as having “limited stock in stock,” and a company spokesman confirmed that these models are no longer being imported into the country.
Earlier this year, the Japanese premium brand unveiled the next generation IS. However, the BMW 3 Series rival will only be sold in the US, Japan and other Asian markets, with no European market planned. In addition, the British division of the brand claimed that the new ES sedan outperforms the IS by twice, reflecting the decline in popularity of the smaller model. There will be no replacement for the RC – or its derivative version of the RC F – by Lexus.
The hybrid CT, which shared the platform with the previous generation Toyota Auris and Toyota Prius, has been on sale since 2011. This model was not very popular with buyers. Direct replacement for CT has yet to be confirmed.
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