Lexus working on a high-performance CT200h - report

 Lexus working on a high-performance CT200h - report
Lexus CT200h F Sport 18.01.2011

Exec says people wanted something more powerful

The Lexus CT200h hasn't been a huge success so the company is considering a high-performance model.

Details are limited but Lexus International Executive Vice President Mark Templin told Motoring "If we had had a second powertrain in that car, I think sure we would have done a lot more volume.”

While Templin insists that people loved the hybrid powertrain, he admitted the company "missed a segment of the market for people who want fast cars." As he explained "A lot of people liked the looks and liked the way it drove" but they wanted something faster.

The executive stopped short of confirming a high-performance variant but noted, in the future, the company may need to offer both an entry-level hybrid and something a tad more powerful.

Source: Motoring
Published Nov 11, 2013 8:00 am By Michael Gauthier
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Comments (11)

 StevePalmer StevePalmer
It will be interesting to see if a nurtured vehicle can grow balls and be liked. That's two steps in the evolutionary ladder. I love it when this happens. Money talks more than votes at an election, government intervention, Euro emission laws, the greens and political correctness.
November 12, 2013 5:10 am
People like the looks?? Seriously, the back of the car is the first thing they gotta change.
November 11, 2013 10:56 am
 EnzoTinyu EnzoTinyu
CT350 AWD would be a 135i/A45 killer
November 11, 2013 8:46 am
 HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
I've been saying that for a long time! I love how the car looks, but I dont want a hybrid. Not asking for a lot, just give me that with around 200-250hp with a stick shift.
November 11, 2013 8:34 am
 Decypha Decypha
Thank you. I love a company that responds to people's needs. PS the title of the article has Leuxs in it instead of Lexus. :)
November 11, 2013 8:14 am