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Lexus CT could avoid SUV transformation - report

Lexus could keep the CT hatchback alive into a second generation, despite small volumes and the worlds insatiable desire for SUVs. Speaking with Autocar, Lexus Europe boss Pascal Ruch said the ageing CT competes in a "very significant" segment. “At the moment, I see the UX as delivering additional volume, not necessarily replacing the CT...

2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report

Lexus is planning big things for its next-generation CT small car, with a new report claiming the brand will offer an electric variant to take on the likes of the Tesla Model 3. Auto Express quotes the company's European boss, Pascal Ruch, confirming a successor to its ageing Prius-based model, adding Lexus wants to offer "something different" to differentiate the CT from the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series...

Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel tank fix

Lexus Australia has recalled the CT200h to fix an issue with the fuel tank. According to the Japanese marque, the resin weld connecting the fuel tank and inlet pipe may not be to specification. As a result, part of the resin weld could peel off, causing fuel to leak and, in the worst case scenario, increase the risk of fire...

2018 Lexus CT200h pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h range have been announced this week, with the company's smallest model now kicking off at $40,900 before on-road costs (+$2150). Offsetting the price hike is a raft of visual, equipment and technology upgrades that should help the Lexus be more competitive in the premium small car segment...

2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed

The 2018 Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback has been unveiled, with the brand describing the changes to its now more aggressively styled compact model as a "sweeping update" that includes "sportier styling, interior updates and innovative equipment". The styling changes to the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h are clearly apparent, with a more muscular front end design including new mesh inlays for the spindle grille...

Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus, Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel-leak fix

Toyota has recalled several models, including one from its premium brand Lexus, over concerns that a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The recall affects Toyota Corolla, Prius, Prius V, Rukus and Lexus CT200h vehicles built between various dates depending on the model, however all are being recalled for the same fault...

Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h recalled for curtain airbag fix

The previous-generation Toyota Prius and closely-related Lexus CT 200h are being recalled over concerns that the inflators of the curtain airbags could enter the vehicle’s cabin. The issue is confirmed to not be related to the huge global Takata airbag recall. Toyota reports that the curtain shield airbag inflators in the roof rails are comprised of two chambers that are welded together...

Lexus CT hatch could be replaced by an SUV

The Lexus CT hybrid hatchback may not be directly replaced, instead its role as an entry into the Lexus brand might be assumed by a new crossover. Alain Uyttenhoven, boss of Lexus Europe, told Autocar the luxury marque could replace the slow-selling CT with a crossover vehicle...

Toyota sells seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September

Toyota sold its seven millionth hybrid vehicle in September, just nine months after it crossed the six million mark. These numbers include hybrid vehicles sold under the company's luxury marque, Lexus, which has contributed 770,400 electrified cars to the company's total...

Lexus CT: Second-gen small car could gain non-hybrid, turbo engines; sedan not planned

The next-generation Lexus CT range could feature non-hybrid variants powered by conventional petrol and turbocharged engines to broaden the appeal of the Japanese car maker’s smallest model. Head of Lexus Europe Alain Uyttenhoven told CarAdvice there was nothing forcing the next-generation CT to remain exclusively hybrid, and pointed to the new NX SUV as an indication of how the small car family could expand...

Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update

Added safety, increased pricing and minor specification tweaks lead changes to a refreshed Lexus CT, IS and ES line-up. As reported by CarAdvice back in August, the latest update sees Lexus boost the active safety package of certain models to include Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – a system designed to alert drivers to oncoming traffic from the rear...