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2013 Lexus CX


Lexus is planning to capitalize on the success of the CT 200h by introducing yet another full hybrid model. This time, however, the luxury automaker is entering the crossover market with the long-rumored Lexus CX. Expect the new CX to be launched at the end of 2012 as a 2013 model.

The new Lexus CX will be built on the same platform as the Toyota RAV4 and will serve as a competitor for models like the BMW X1 , the Audi Q3 , and the Mercedes GLK . The new CX will only feature a hybrid drivetrain that combines a four-cylinder engine with a powerful electric motor, a generator, a high performance battery, a power control unit, and a power split device. This system will deliver about 200 HP and a fuel economy of about 47 mpg. As a comparison, the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 can only achieve 45 mpg at best in their diesel offerings.

No additional details for the future Lexus CX have been offered as of now, but we believe the exterior design language will combine elements from all the latest Lexus models.



26 comments:

Well, I really don’t blame Lexus for going with the CX. They are actually etting behind in the crossover competition, with all the other manufacturers releasing new models, so they need to catch up.

Hey, so they are actually going to release the CX now. That one would be rather interesting. The first time that I heard that Lexus is doing a crossover, I was really a bit on the skeptical side.

Oh great! Another model from Lexus. These guys are really active regarding on releasing a whole new model.

Well, I would say that I am quite impressed at the way that the SUV came out. I am not really that keen on the initial plans made by Lexus to this, but now I like it.

Well, for a hybrid version the design of this car is quite good since the platform was based from the Toyota car. And it seems that the for a diesel engine the power output is quite powerful!

hmm. I wasn’t expecting the Lexus to make another hybrid model for they are not affordable vehicle. BTW, the features of this car is quite nice. And it seems that the electric engine makes the car more powerful.

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