- European première of the new NX crossover and updated CT compact hatchback
- Updated versions of the flagship LS and LC models will also be revealed
- Lexus has also designed a 1,000mph, single-seater, personal transportation system
LEXUS will be working hard at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show with a couple of new models to reveal.
The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show kicks off on September 14 and Lexus will be introducing us to the new NX crossover and refreshed CT compact hatchback.
Obviously we can’t tell you too much as yet because none of these new cars have actually been unveiled. We will come back to the new models once we get all the details, but in the meantime we can reveal a little about the new cars.
The NX crossover was launched three years ago but is only now making it to the European market. It’s described as a nimble urban crossover so we should expect a reasonable driving experience. The NX has been updated for Europe with updated styling, interior enhancements, and improved convenience and functionality.
The NX could be a serious proposition for company car drivers on the lookout for a luxurious compact SUV.
The hybrid CT 200h debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show so this too has been around for a while. This updated version of the CT hatchback has undergone what Lexus describe as “evolutionary changes”. In other words, incremental changes that bring lots of little improvements.
Sportier styling, an enhanced cabin, and new equipment will feature on the updated model. Sounds very similar to what BMW has just done with the 1 Series. Could the new CT be a viable alternative?
There will also be two new flagship models in the shape of the all-new LS limousine and LC luxury coupe. The tagline behind these two new models is “Experience Amazing”. Given the attention to detail you usually find in a Lexus this bodes well.
Lexus will also be showcasing the SKYJET. Unfortunately it’s not likely to make it into production. The SKYJET is a collaboration between Lexus and film-maker Luc Besson for the sci-fi epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which premièred over the summer.
It’s a shame it’s not real though. A single-seater spacecraft capable of more than 1000mph would certainly bring the crowds running for a test drive. Although who knows what driving one would do for your company car tax rate?