Toyota Europe boss rules out a sporty coupé or estate version based on the new hybrid hatchback
1 October 2010

Lexus has no plans for more variants of the CT200h, according to insiders speaking at the Paris motor show.

The new hybrid, being shown as a production car for the first time, will not be sold in sufficient numbers to justify a coupé or estate version, according to Toyota Europe boss Didier Leroy.

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However, engineers are currently considering a higher performance version of the Prius-power petrol-electric hybrid and there’s likely to be a plug-in hybrid version appearing after 2012.

The next all-new Lexus model is tipped to be a smaller SUV, designed to compete with the BMW X3 and Audi Q5.

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5 October 2010

is one of them called the Toyota Auris ?

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