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Lexus has shown a fragment of a new hatchback


On Tuesday company Lexus has extended the next image of a conceptual hatchback which is a harbinger of similar serial model.

2011 Lexus LF-Ch

The prototype has received name LF-Ch and will be presented in the middle of September of current year on a motor show in Frankfurt.

According to the source Autocar in companies Lexus, a management has already approved creation of a production version of concept car LF-Ch. The commodity car will be offered as with a 187-strong hybrid power-plant consisting of the petrol four-cylinder unit in volume of 2,4 litre, the electromotor and a variator, and with usual internal combustion engines. Now all models Lexus are offered only with rear or an all wheel drive, however a hatchback, according to some information, will receive a drive gear only on a front axle.

As it was informed earlier, in the North American market it will be presented three hybrid versions of compact hatchback Lexus — CT 200h, CT 300h and CT 400h. Such assumption has been made by some foreign mass-media after registration by the Japanese company of the given names as trade marks. It's expected that at the European car dealers serial hatchback Lexus will appear in the autumn of 2010. The car will make competition Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series.

According to Autocar, in Frankfurt company Lexus also will present the updated versions of cars LS, GS and IS. The first of them will receive little changes in appearance and an interior, and also the modernised suspender. At the second model the set of systems of safety and variants of colouring of a body and interior furnish will increase. At IS it will be updated navigating and an audiosystem, and also there will be a sports package "F Sport".

Lexus LF-Ch Concept

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