It looks like Lexus is planning to bring a range of new models and customer options to market in Australia soon. The Japanese luxury brand has met with struggling sales down under, and according to The Age, the automaker plans to reverse that slide by giving buyers more choices. According to Tony Cramb, the chief executive of Lexus, that will begin with the addition of a number of new paint colors and interior finishes to put the Lexus option sheet on par with what rivals Audi and BMW offer their buyers.

In addition, the Lexus showroom will grow a little more crowded with the introduction of three new models. Those include a CUV, a more affordable luxury sedan and a seven-passenger SUV. Details on those creations are slim at the moment, though Cramb says that the vehicles will join a new hotter version of the CT 200h called the CT 300h. That wee beastie will come with a more potent gasoline engine and a jazzed-up electric motor to match.


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      oemzpilot
      • 3 Years Ago
      Better than designing 1 car then scaling it down and creating a Large, medium and Small version...how exciting when flagship is introduced, all excitemnt goes away for the remaing Sizes. It's like getting excited to see a pair of jeans in size 30x30 vs the 32x32...wow look at the 32x32......it's the same pair of pants S class, E class, C class 7 series, 5 series, 3 series. 1series A8, A6, A4, XL, L, M, S Unfortunatly rebadging was for people who need badging to feel better about what they drive.
      Speed3cam
      • 3 Years Ago
      CT200d, please. CT200tdi, I don't care, whatever you want to call it. Just get me 50mpg without a bunch of Chinese-strip-mined-mineral-batteries and I'm on board.
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        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        I Love the ISF... any better I might just have to steal one lol
      Beans
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've owned several Lexus (LS, is200, is250). Most people on AB seem to dislike them. I think they are nice cars, when they debut the 200 and 250 I jumped on them. Over here you get much more for your money compared to euro cars.. ie some things comes standard but on euro you have to pay extra like audi the keyless entry and locking will set you back a few thousands, but that's not saying it's better than euro cars .. just more affordable. I have to say though the latest lexus cars have no personality like other cars do, you just don't feel it somehow. Also it's disappointing they used very similar external designs across the ranges (gs, ls and is) The interior across them are pretty much identical for the past 6 years. Even on the newer ISF! That's the main reason i haven't bothered looking for a new Lexus. I hope the new models are an improvement. And for the people talking about recalls I haven't received any calls from Lexus or toyota about recalls. My cars have been running fine for years and that includes my Toyota cars.
      Mel @ aWingThing.COm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ohhh...maybe a Lexus version of the Scion FTS? Huh? Huh? Heck yes!
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Interesting. I hope more that means more F models !
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