Spy Shots: Next-Generation Lexus CT Prototype Spotted

Lexus CT Next-Generation Spy Shot

Prototypes of the next-generation Lexus CT have been spotted in England — from the Dutch website Autowereld:

Lexus CT Next-Generation Prototype
Lexus CT Next-Gen Prototype Spotted

While it’s always difficult when it comes to cars and camouflage, there’s no discernible difference in the body when compared to the current CT model. This would suggest this is an early prototype for testing the underlying platform rather than a hint at next-generation styling.

The new CT is sure to be directly related to the next-generation Prius expected later this year, which will be the first model built with Toyota’s Next-Generation Architecture — here’s a rumor on the new Prius drivetrain from Car and Driver:

If the intel holds, every 2016 Prius will utilize a 90-hp electric motor and a 105-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder to power the front wheels via a planetary gearset CVT. Total system output will be in the 145-to-150-horsepower ballpark, or roughly 10 to 15 more than before, and the plug-in will boast a range per tank that could exceed 600 miles.