More pictures of the Lexus LF-Ch concept car have leaked on to the internet, showing new angles of its exterior and interior.
The images of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-series rival - which will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month - have been leaked on to American websites.
Details on the five-door concept car are scarce, beyond the fact that it is a hybrid that can be driven in an electric-only mode.
A Lexus source told Autocar a production version of the car - with both hybrid and conventional drivetrains - has now been given the green light.
Although Lexus saloons are generally rear-wheel drive, this model is likely to be front-wheel drive, like the Audi.