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.

  • 2013 Lexus CX
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    four-cylinder engine with a powerful electric motor
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    200
  • car fuel:
  • body style:

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26 comments:

  (1) posted on 04.24.2012

Love it! Cannot wait until they finally release it. I have been driving Lexus since the RX came out. I currently have the new 2010 RX and an GX570. The GX is up in December and we want something smaller than the RX to daily drive. I would like an hybrid, and have test-drived the CT200H. Just too small - I want a higher platform and a lift back. The CX would be perfect. Currently Lexus does not have a car that I want. They will loose me as a customer if this does not come out soon. I am in the market.

  (498) posted on 01.5.2012

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

  (320) posted on 01.5.2012

So cute! I’m so found with the simplicity of this CX and with the decency of the looks of this car, I just wish that TopSpeed also had some pictures of the interior features of this car.

  (762) posted on 01.4.2012

The classy look of this Lexus CX is really stunning. The detailing of the exterior design is suited to the image of it. I’m looking forward to the other latest news of it.

  (647) posted on 12.23.2011

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

  (594) posted on 12.9.2011

I love the decent appearance of this CX, and it really looks so exclusive on that. However, just like them, I’m not also impressed with the fact that it is on an electric motor, very unreliable!

  (570) posted on 12.5.2011

It is so different from the other Lexus vehicle which is very refreshing on them. However, I don’t like the fact that it is an electric motor. Well, I hope that it is also available with a gasoline.

  (448) posted on 11.15.2011

I love the simplicity of this Lexus CX, and I also noticed that its white body paint is absolutely looking so great on it. Well, I just only hope that it had a comfortable interior.

  (197) posted on 10.12.2011

I would love to see the interior of this CX and even the decency that it had, and I have to agree that it is really looking so cute, and I’m impressed either with its four-cylinder engine with powerful electric motor.

  (377) posted on 09.7.2011

I love car that really had a decent look, like this CX had. It is really quite impressive but I’m still looking forward on the interior features on it.

  (306) posted on 09.6.2011

I’m impressed with the simple design that it had, this car is still oozing with an appeal and the decency of this car had is really impressive at all.

  (365) posted on 08.31.2011

The platform of CX looks so simple but just like them I love and at the same time impressed with the simple decency and elegance of this car. I can’t wait for the other update news about this one.

  (577) posted on 08.19.2011

Yeah, the styling was great just like the Cayenne. It look so impressive and sporty on its design. Plus, the speed performance is great as well.

  (429) posted on 08.19.2011

hmm. This car reminds me of the Cayenne. I like the decent and elegant styling of the vehicle. I wonder if Lexus has plan on building this vehicle.

  (300) posted on 08.18.2011

The classy look of this Lexus CX is really stunning. The detailing of the exterior design is suited to the image of it. I’m looking forward for the other latest news of it.

  (442) posted on 08.3.2011

Agreed. The new detailing in the exterior of the car makes a new generation in the Lexus line up. I’m starting to like the combined elements on the vehicle that makes the car more aggressive. I hope to read an update for this production.

  (600) posted on 08.3.2011

This car looks like a Jaguar SUV! Well, the pearl white paint job of the car makes it more elegant and stylish. I was impressed with the speed performance of this hybrid vehicle and I think its kind of unusual for hybrid car.

  (595) posted on 07.27.2011

Based on my understanding, a hybrid car is actually the same with a diesel-car in terms of performance. The difference here is that, hybrid cars use an electric engine and a battery while diesel-dependent car uses diesel and a battery.

  (276) posted on 07.22.2011

For a hybrid car, this concept have an awesome styling but too bad that they haven’t improve the speed performance of the car..I think its power is similar to a diesel-powered vehicle. I wonder if its possible to boost its engine performance.

  (530) posted on 07.22.2011

I really love the decent styling of the Lexus and I think for a future car they have made it better. However, too bad that the power output of the car is less powerful compare to its previous model,I guess it has something to do with the hybrid drivetrain.

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