New Rumors on the Next-Generation Lexus CT

Lexus CT Next-Generation Sketch

Japanese magazine Mag-X has some new rumors on the next-generation Lexus CT, including the above rendering that suggests the hybrid hatchback will be getting more than just a fresh new design.

Mag-X reports that while the new CT will still be based off the Toyota Prius, it may incorporate SUV features in order to compete with vehicles like the Mercedes GLC. This unusual rumor is likely built off the raised CT prototype spotted in the Netherlands back in 2013:

Lexus CT Test Mule

Of course, this rumor would be directly opposed to recent images of a camouflaged CT in Europe:

Lexus CT Prototype

The Mag-X article also suggests that the next-generation CT will be further differentiated from the next-generation Prius by using a 2.0L hybrid engine, though that seems like a reach — it makes more sense that both models would use the same engine.

Source: Mag-X Via: Steering News