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.