December 2nd, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
With the days counting down till the Frankfurt Motor Show kicks off, Lexus has cut loose a single teaser image of its hotly anticipated hybrid hatchback concept. The C-Segment model carries the LF-Ch badge and not the rumoured CT nameplate as first thought.
“Think BMW 1 Series, but hybrid.” That’s how Lexus describes the LF-Ch, with the Audi A3 and Volvo C30 also on its competitors list. Under the bonnet will be some form of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, but no actual powertrain details have been released. A more detailed explanation of the car’s finer points will likely be made available in the run up to Frankfurt.
September 8th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham
Lexus has released a new front-end shot of its LF-Ch hybrid concept car as it approaches an official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
There’s no doubt the hatchback is a looker, especially coming from Lexus, whose present lineup is relatively conservative. Judging by these initial images the LF-Ch looks worthy of competing with the likes of premium-compact rivals Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series if it goes into production. The assertive styling may also be a sign of things to come for the entire Lexus range.
Stay tuned for more on this car as it makes its formal debut in Frankfurt later this month.