Lexus’ BMW 1-Series fighter will be a hybrid only model

Lexus will be bringing a concept version of its Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series fighter to the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year. While that may be exciting for you high-performance compact hatchback lovers, the real big news is that the model will be a hybrid-only model like the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, which was introduced at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.

According to Top Gear, the model will go on sale in later-half of 2010 and will be priced below the IS.

By now you’re probably looking at photos of the HS 250h and getting very depressed thinking to yourself that the car won’t look half as good as the A3 or the 1-Series. Relax.

Insiders say that while the car will be based on the front-wheel-drive Toyota Prius platform and will share most of its technology with the HS 250h, it will get an aggressive, sleek and smaller body design. Of Course, it’ll be a 5-door hatchback.

Power will most likely come from a 2.4L Atkinson mated to the Lexus Hybrid Drive making 187-hp.

2010 Lexus HS 250h:


– By: Omar Rana

Source: Top Gear