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Lexus CT200h replacement "in the works"

Lexus could replace its CT hatchback with a tiny SUV.

Lexus is reportedly developing a new entry-level model to replace the ageing CT200h hatchback, which will apparently slot below the UX small SUV.

The new model will be reportedly be on sale by 2021 and could end up being a smaller-than-UX SUV based on the same TNGA platform as the UX, Toyota C-HR and Corolla

If not an SUV, it will be a hatchback like the current CT, though it’s unknown if it will retain hybrid power or step up to a fully-electric drivetrain. 

The CT200h's interior shows its age. The CT200h's interior shows its age.

Having gone on sale in 2011, the CT is currently eight years into its life cycle, but despite its age, the new version is still about two years away. This means the CT could be a decade old by the time it’s replaced, if it's not discontinued prior. 

So far in 2019, Lexus Australia has sold 69 CTs, which is 51.4 per cent down on this time in 2018 and well behind competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class (1224 units) and Audi A3 (995 units). 

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