Premium hatchback coming, small SUV also under consideration
21 September 2009

The Lexus LF-Ch hatchback concept is back on display at the Tokyo motor show.

It should become production reality by 2011 and it may be joined by a small Audi A5-rivalling SUV.

See the Lexus LF-Ch concept picture gallery

Lexus eyes supermini market

The car is seen here at its unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show.

Lexus says the bold new five-door hatch is designed specifically to appeal to a new, younger generation of buyers, with “compact dimensions, stylish packaging, unparalleled levels of quality and refinement, and sophisticated on-board technology”.

Aimed directly at the next-generation BMW 1-series and Audi A3, the production version of the 4.3m-long, front-drive LF-Ch is expected to appear later next year.

So far, only this five-door car has been given the green light for production. However, a compact SUV cannot be ruled out, given the booming nature of the market.

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10 September 2009

Dumpy pudding styling should go down well with the Golf/A3 demographic. Shame, I hoped Lexus would have tried to carve their own path. Still, good to see they might attempt to stem the oily tide of Lane 3 diesel repmobiles.

Please ensure the colour
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

10 September 2009

Dumpy pudding styling should go down well with the Golf/A3 demographic. Shame, I hoped Lexus would have tried to carve their own path. Still, good to see they might attempt to stem the oily tide of Lane 3 diesel repmobiles.

Please ensure the colour range
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

10 September 2009

Dumpy pudding styling should go down well with the Golf/A3 demographic. Shame, I hoped Lexus would have tried to carve their own path. Still, good to see they might attempt to stem the oily tide of Lane 3 diesel repmobiles.

Please ensure the colour range doesn't
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

10 September 2009

Dumpy pudding styling should go down well with the Golf/A3 demographic. Shame, I hoped Lexus would have tried to carve their own path. Still, good to see they might attempt to stem the oily tide of Lane 3 diesel repmobiles.

Please ensure the colour range doesn't include grey
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

10 September 2009

Dumpy pudding styling should go down well with the Golf/A3 demographic. Shame, I hoped Lexus would have tried to carve their own path. Still, good to see they might attempt to stem the oily tide of Lane 3 diesel repmobiles.

Please ensure the colour range doesn't include
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

10 September 2009

Dumpy pudding styling should go down well with the Golf/A3 demographic. Shame, I hoped Lexus would have tried to carve their own path. Still, good to see they might attempt to stem the oily tide of Lane 3 diesel repmobiles.

Please ensure the colour range doesn't include grey or
  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

10 September 2009

Dumpy pudding styling should go down well with the Golf/A3 demographic. Shame, I hoped Lexus would have tried to carve their own path. Still, good to see they might attempt to stem the oily tide of Lane 3 diesel repmobiles. Please ensure the colour range doesn't include grey or black.

  • If you want to know about a car, read a forum dedicated to it; that's a real 'long term test' . No manufacturer's warranty, no fleet managers servicing deals, no journalist's name to oil the wheels...

10 September 2009

It looks good just needs nicer colour like red :-)

10 September 2009

When looking at the front, why am i thinking of the film 'Predator' ?

Otherwise not bad looking, but i am bored with hidden rear door handles now. Will there be a 3 door as well?

And really instead of what it looks like i am far more bothered about what it will be mechanically, engine, transmission, suspension etc.

10 September 2009

Rear end is nice. So is this Lexus 'en profil'. Front end will probably appeal to people who like to tune cars like the Golf, the Saxo etc. and prepare them for street racing. It needs a nose job so to speak.

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