Lexus continues to hint at an upcoming replacement for the CT hatchback, with executive vice-president Koji Sato mentioning the model in a recent Autocar interview:
Sato also claimed Lexus needs an entry-level car to lure buyers moving up from non-luxury brands into showrooms.
The CT – ditched in the US but still on sale in Europe – is well overdue a replacement, but the brand is said to be weighing up sales of the new UX crossover to see when or if a new version is needed. However, Autocar understands it’s pencilled in for 2021 behind the scenes.
Lexus Europe director Pascal Ruch also discussed a new entry-level model with Autocar, suggesting the current CT 200h would remain on sale in Europe for another two years.
(The above rendering is from Best Car.)