The secret concept that Lexus announced yesterday may not be the mystery we were expecting — in an interview with Motoring Australia last October, Lexus International president Tokuo Fukuichi suggest that a CT-based sedan would be revealed in Geneva:
“This is also a new product that … we consider about the possibility in the market. We have a chance to develop something like this,” said Fukuichi, who is also the global design chief of Toyota and Scion.
When pressed about the existence of such a car, the notoriously cagey Japanese design guru virtually confirmed a concept car would preview the small sedan at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March.
“Yes. Wait till next year, at the Geneva motor show,” he said with a wide grin, unable to contain his excitement.
As definitive as this may be, there’s also another clue — yesterday, a second image of the Lexus display in Geneva was posted on the Lexus Europe website:
As menioned in the comments of the original concept post, this looks distinctly like an Aston Martin Cygnet — pretty sure Lexus won’t be releasing a city car any time soon, but using one as a placeholder is a message all of its own.