2009 LA: Would you buy a compact Lexus based on the LF-Ch Concept? (w/ poll)

2009 LA: Lexus LF-Ch Concept

  • Key Competitors: Audi A3, BMW 1-Series.
  • Power: Gasoline/electric hybrid. Reports suggest that the production version will be powered by the 187-hp from a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine found in the Lexus HS 250h hybrid.
  • Production: Nothing officially confirmed.

Hoping to gauge some feedback from consumers, today Lexus held the North American debut of the Lexus LF-Ch Concept that made its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year.

Recent reports suggest that if Lexus receives a positive reaction from show goers, it may produce a compact Lexus model based on the LF-Ch by 2012 or earlier. However, don’t expect it to be something affordable. Executives at Lexus said that they are “not going to build a smaller vehicle with all that technology (found in the likes of a top-line LS sedan) and knock the price down.”

There is no word on whether the production model will get a hybrid or gasoline only powertrain or both.

Let us know what your thoughts are on the Lexus LF-Ch Concept. Should Lexus produce a compact model or not?

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