Lexus teases Premium Compact Concept before Frankfurt debut

Lexus Premium Compact Concept (Frankfurt)

Here it is – the first look at Lexus’ upcoming BMW 1-Series and Audi A3 rival. Lexus has just released this sketch with a tiny press release detailing which hall the concept will make its debut next month at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

“The concept will demonstrate a mix of technical innovation and ground-breaking design that promises to raise the bar in the premium compact segment, ” Lexus said in a statement.

Rumors suggest that the 5-door hatchback will be powered by the same hybrid drivetrain from the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, which produces a total of 187-hp from a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine.

More details and pictures to come next month.

Lexus Premium Compact Concept (Frankfurt):

Lexus Premium Compact Concept (Frankfurt)

– By: Kap Shah