2021 Lexus CT
A Prius-based hatchback from Lexus will supposedly return in the United States in 2021. This time, however, it isn’t going to be a five-door compact hatchback. Instead, the 2021 Lexus CT will be found in the form of a crossover. Taking into account how popular the high-riding models are, this isn’t surprising at all. According to what we understand so far, the subcompact SUV will exploit practically the same platform as the Prius.
2021 Lexus CT Platform
Additionally, Toyota’s TNGA architecture underpins several models, so switching the new CT to the platform that’s in charge for the new Camry, Corolla, Prius, and even the new RAV4 and Highlander SUVs is a rather logical relocation, do not you concur? It’s important to say that the 2021 Lexus CT crossover is going to utilize a strictly hybrid powertrain. That held true with the predecessor though.
2021 Lexus CT Powertrain
The CT we understood was fitted with a Prius’ 1.8-liter 2ZR-FXE inline-four and an electric motor hybrid powertrain that collectively drain 134 horsepower and 153 pound-feet of torque.
On the other hand, the follower will most likely use the very same drivetrain as the new Toyota Corolla Hybrid. More specifically, the Lexus’ all-new crossover is going to exploit a 1.8-liter Atkinson engine and with 121 horsepower and 105 pound-feet, helped by an electrical motor that provides a considerable contribution in the type of 71 horsepower and 105 pound-feet. The electric motor gets its sparkles from a nickel-metal battery.
Judging by the EPA fuel economy varieties of the Corolla hybrid, the next-generation Lexus CT will be a somewhat effective little SUV. Moreover, if the crossover gets an aerodynamic shape (and our company believes it will), then it might accomplish an EPA rating of 53 mpg city/ 52 highway.