Yes, we know saying, "Lexus is considering more hybrids," is about as obvious as predicting the company's next model will have wheels, but TheDetroitBureau.com reports the automaker expects to offer buyers a total of eight hybrid models by 2015.

Mark Templin, Lexus general manager, recently took the time to detail some of the more interesting projects looming in the automaker's future, and while specifics on the next batch of hybrid vehicles are still missing, Templin did say Lexus has its heart set on going after the CUV segment more aggressively. That means we will likely see the Toyota luxury arm crank out a new model to slot below the current RX.

When will that happen, exactly? No time soon, from the sound of things. Templin underscored the fact that the RX is currently the best-selling luxury CUV on the market. Lexus sees no need to rock the boat with a newcomer just yet.

Lexus is also mulling the possibility of adding another supercar to its mix, based loosely on the LFC. Templin said the LF-LC Concept received a warm welcome by show goers in Detroit, and with the LFA all but sold out, decision makers are currently weighing the necessity of bringing about a successor. Cross your fingers.


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      PM
      • 2 Years Ago
      Agree that a 3 row crossover would be nice... Autoblog, why bother linking to an album of the pre-facelifted RX?
      Mazdaspeed6
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it have made more sense to post the newest RX in the photo gallery?
      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting. I would think that getting a 3-row crossover would be a bigger priority (but maybe CAFE is wagging the dog here). The packaging of the Infiniti JX is exactly what a lot of families looking at luxury cars are craving (and early sales seem to be strong). I would think that Lexus wouldn't want to miss out on that party.
      Black Dynamite
      • 2 Years Ago
      Expect a redesigned Rav4-based Lexus CUV in about a year, with it's own hybrid variant Expect a LF-LC based luxury coupe in about 2 years...... BD
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does the world really need another crossover?
        peakarach1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Teleny411
        Yes! I would love to see all aluminum 7 seater hyride from Lexus.
      vcarr123
      • 2 Years Ago
      Heard it will be called the CX and will be based off the new redesigned RAV-4. There will be the CX200h and I think a CX300h. Model year 2014.
      Chris Parkhurst
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lexus Tunbridge Wells confirm a compact RX will be available towards the end of 2013. It will cost around £10,000 less than the standard RX and will, of course, be petrol hybrid. Good news indeed.