What Does the New Toyota Prius Mean for the Next-Generation Lexus CT?

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  1. CIF
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  2. corradoMR2
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    Hopefully a CT 300h will be offered.
     
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    A turbo would be nice
     
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  4. GSCT
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    All good for the new CT, but I wish someone would explain to me why Lexus/Toyota can't or won't give us a plug-in option for their hybrids.
     
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    There is a PLUG-IN HYBRID option for PRIUS only since last generation .

    For LEXUS the customers doesn't have that interest with fuel economy, the main purpose of the HYBRID on LUXURY vehicle is the quietness that HYBRID has, thus the normal HYBRID fit the purpose.

    In addition the PLUG-IN of TOYOTA is too expensive.
     
  6. corradoMR2
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    I hesitated to write that since it's my wish too, but I feel Lexus may want to keep the CT as a hybrid-focused product, especially considering its Prius roots. We'll see!
     
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  7. mikeavelli
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    I can't see it not being a 50 MPG vehicle next time. Also looking at the engineering with the new platform, the CT should sort out better the sport/ride balance. Always been a CT fan so excited!!
     
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    If Lexus came out with a plug in CT the starting price would be close to $45,000 to $60,000.
     
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  9. Trexus
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    It would be very awesome if Lexus would expand the CT line. It appears members would like to have a CT 300h, CT 200t and even a plug-in CT. Lexus has the various powertrains/technologies now all Lexus has to do is execute...
     
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  10. corradoMR2
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    Good point though pricing might be a factor in (not) offering a plug-in model which could easily hit 45K US /52K Can which would be a tough pill to swallow.
     
  11. Michael
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    I think Lexus CT plug should used the Toyota Rav4 EV platform.
     
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