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Premium hatchback coming, small SUV also under consideration

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.

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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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W124 15 September 2009

Re: Lexus LF-Ch concept revealed

This car will sell in huge numbers. Lexus are miles ahead here.

AwakeSpectator 15 September 2009

Re: Lexus LF-Ch concept revealed

Either they have still not been able to find a really inspired car designer passionate about the Lexus brand or their philosophy is that this is all you are going to get for being at least a few grands cheaper than the BMWs and the Mercs.

Topkat 10 September 2009

Re: Lexus LF-Ch concept revealed

Yeah the front does look like the face of the alien in the film Predator :D