Rumor: Lexus to build a small hybrid based on Toyota Prius C

Article by Christian A., on August 1, 2012

Consumer Reports may have criticized the Toyota Prius C but it can’t be denied that it has the best fuel economy average in the Toyota lineup. It’s rumored that Lexus will create a small hybrid based on the diminutive car. Paultan, an automotive news publication from Malaysia, said that the little Lexus would feature the same 1.5 liter Synergy Drive, the hybrid drivetrain in the Prius C.

The Malaysian news source refers to this car as the AS150. Notably, the letter “h” is used in all of the Lexus hybrids. This car would be positioned under the CT200h which is based on the Prius.

Toyota has experienced failures with badge-engineered hybrids before such as the HS250h, which has been discontinued. In addition, the AS150t will be using a 1.2 liter, direct-injection turbo engine. There’s no confirmation yet but there’s high potential, considering the success of the CT200h and the increasing sales of the Lexus in Europe.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Hyundai is introducing a new 2018 Accent that is not only wider and longer, but is now also sporting a new look that is more serious than the previous model....
by - February 20, 2017
Fans and enthusiasts of the BMW M2 in the United States could now rejoice. This comes as their favorite BMW M2 is getting a limited edition version as prepped by...
by - February 20, 2017
Carmakers usually leave us thirsty for information on whether they would introduce a new, refreshed or face-lifted vehicle and on when they intend to launch it. There are reasons for...
by - February 20, 2017
Cadillac’s CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan is still somewhat new. It has been offered to the global auto market for two model years – 2016 and 2017. But for those who...
by - February 19, 2017
In many industries, it is the rivalries that make things exciting. In basketball for example, there is the well-known rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics. For...
by - February 19, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries