Lexus Europe Hopes for Next-Generation CT Hatchback

Lexus CT Europe

Lexus Europe general manager Pascal Ruch spoke on the future of the CT hatchback in an interview with Autocar:

“The size of the segment the CT competes in is still very significant.”

“At the moment, I see the UX as delivering additional volume, not necessarily replacing the CT. We’ve just updated the CT, so we have at least two more years of sales to make an evaluation from. There is no rush to make a decision.”

The CT currently makes up 13% of total European sales for Lexus, but more importantly, it’s a conquest car — around 70% of buyers are new to the brand.