Next Lexus CT Could Add All-Electric Variant

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, Automotive Editor - April 20, 2018

It could arrive as soon as 2020.

The Lexus CT, which disappeared from the US market after the 2017 model year, will return, according to Auto Express. However, this time, several different powertrains are possible.

Telling Auto Express it was important for the brand to stay in the segment, Lexus' European boss Pascal Ruch hinted that the CT could get both a hybrid and an all-electric powertrain, while riding on Toyota's TNGA platform that's underpinning several of its new vehicles.

“It's useful at bringing new people to the brand,” added Ruch “People buy the CT for efficiency."

Along with new powertrains, the CT will likely receive a completely new design that follows the company's current design ethos. Expect a massive grille, angular headlights, and sharp creases down the body's sheet metal. The original CT was a hatchback, but the next iteration will probably mix styling from both hatchbacks and crossovers into something new.

“We might have to think about a different approach to the sector,” Ruch told Auto Express. “Maybe it's the time to find something new in the CT's segment.”

The next Lexus CT could arrive in 2020.

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Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.