In true modern internet style, pictures of Lexus’ brand-spanking-new compact hybrid 4-door hatchback appear to have leaked out ahead of its official debut in Geneva next week… there is no such thing as surprise car launches anymore.
Building on the LF-Ch concept shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year (and then dragged from auto show to auto show), the Lexus CT 200h, although moderately toned down, appears to have not strayed far from that car’s original styling cues.
We’ll make sure to dish all the details when they become official next week. Based on past comments from Lexus officials, it appears that there are no plans to bring the CT 200h to the U.S. yet, althought reasons have not been laid out. This may be another case of the U.S. getting shafted, we’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, enjoy the rather grainy leaked photos below.