Lexus will introduce a new base model in 2021May 8, 2019
In 2011, Lexus released the compact CT hatchback, which became the base model of the brand. Despite the rumors about the impending replacement of the car, it seems that the real successor will not appear before 2021. The head of the European division of Lexus Pascal Ruch in an interview with Autocar said that the new car, which will become the most affordable Lexus, will appear in a couple of years.
According to preliminary data, the novelty will be built on the TNGA platform and this model will no longer be an ordinary hatchback, but a crossover or even a compact SUV. More information about the upcoming premiere yet.
According to Autocar, the car will be at least a hybrid and it is possible that the new Lexus may become the first all-electric car of the Japanese brand. In this new product will be more compact serial Lexus UX, which has already officially confirmed the head of the British division of the brand Evan Shepherd.
If the new Lexus is a 5-door crossover or even a hatchback, then it will have to compete with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi A3 Sportback and compact Audi Q2, as well as the new BMW 1 Series and BMW X1. . And if the model is transferred to an electric traction, then at least Tesla Model 3 and Mercedes-Benz EQA will become its competitors.
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