Lexus hasn’t been able to sleep easy as of late with the Germans rising up with their new vehicles. According to Autoweek, the Japanese luxury automaker is mulling a few new ideas to stay ahead of the competition.

Lexus will likely stop building the LFA once the 500 units have been delivered, so if you were lucky enough to buy one, congratulations. If not, Lexus is considering the LFA Roadster once again. According to the story, the roadster version of the supercar might be built in greater numbers, but it could take up to a year for it to be released.

Although not as exciting, the Lexus VX might be entering the model lineup as a step-up from the RX crossover. The VX could feature seven-seats and more interior room, as well as improved driving dynamics. The company is also considering a rival to the BMW X6, but let’s hope they don’t.

Finally, the CT200h hybrid hatchback is nearing completion and we are highly anticipating its release. The rest of the models in the lineup will be getting a few updates here and there.

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Source: Autoweek

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8 comments:

  (762) posted on 05.30.2011

hmm. Seven-Seat CUV? Don’t tell me they would come up with a wider body for the Lexus. I really hate to see one for it will ruined the natural beauty of the car. I hope it remain as a rumor!I mean just omit the Seven-Seat passenger..it would definitely makes the car look hideous! Guys, retained the traditional of the Lexus!

  (600) posted on 05.30.2011

One of the great brand of Toyota! Although this brand have announced a recall before
I would say that their car have an awesome performance and styling.

  (807) posted on 10.21.2010

I saw this car in person last week at Nalley Lexus and it’s a sight to behold. And the engine note is beautiful. not as deep and throaty as a Lambo, more like a Ferrari. The interior is more cramped than I expected, but it’s very nice and futuristic looking and feeling.

  (648) posted on 10.20.2010

So it means that LFA a limited edition? what happen why did they change their mind?

  (858) posted on 10.15.2010

How about Toyota produces a sub $30k sports coupe, hm? Is that too much to ask? I don’t have half a million dollars to spend on a car.

  (347) posted on 10.12.2010

I saw this car in person last week at Nalley Lexus and it’s a sight to behold. And the engine note is beautiful. not as deep and throaty as a Lamborghini, more like a Ferrari. The interior is more cramped than I expected, but it’s very nice and futuristic looking and feeling.

  (80) posted on 09.28.2010

Agree about the roadster. In fact i wouldn’t mind if no roadster or convertebles were build at all. If you want to drive under the open sky, by a bike. Then again, electric is not the future. Methanol is. And it has the advantage that we can continue to use the good old internal combustion engine, which is part of the experience of driving.

Uncia  (868) posted on 09.28.2010

I don’t think that a LFA roadster will be or should be built. The LFA will likely be replaced with a cheaper, faster, electric Supra based on a shortened LFA chassis.

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