Rumor dreams: Lexus making luxury, hybrid supermini?

The BMW Mini and, more recently, the new Fiat 500 are both drool-worthy, luxury superminis. It seems Toyota's luxury brand, Lexus, has caught small-car envy from BMW and Fiat: Lexus is rumored to be working on a small, luxury car based on the Toyota Auris platform. The rumor also says the mini could be a hybrid, with a RX powertrain and an electric engine in the boot. We think Lexus can pull it off: Just take a look at Lexus' little LF-C concept in the picture above and the gallery below (and make sue to check out Lexus' interesting solution to replace the mirrors). Whatever it looks like, the rumored car may cost sub-£20k and start production within five years.

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[Source: Reuters]

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