Lexus is considering a small crossover that would slot below the UX in their lineup., according to a new AutoCar interview with the brand’s executive vice-president Koji Sato:
“Smaller doesn’t always mean cheaper now, so trends are changing,” said Sato. “I can’t say clearly that it is something we will do, but we are looking at all vehicle opportunities.”
Such an SUV would sit below the recently launched Lexus UX crossover, with a likely starting price well below £30,000. However, Sato hinted that part of the appeal of creating smaller cars was that buyers are increasingly willing to raise the transaction price by buying options. “What customers want is individuality,” he said.
This may reveal itself as the successor to the CT hatchback — rumours have suggested the second-generation model would be offered as both a car & crossover.