I will admit that there are not many premium or luxury hatches around. We have the Audi A3 and the European countries have the BMW 1-Series hatchbacks. Now, Lexus wagers to enter this small but noticeable segment with a hybrid hatchback called the Lexus LF-Ch. As of now we are not 100% certain of which Toyota platform this new Lexus will be built off of but it will be a hybrid according to the short press release below. Look for the Lexus LF-Ch to be on display and “revealed” to the public this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Lexus LF-Ch Press Release
* Premium compact concept with Lexus Hybrid Drive
* Practical 5-door body, meeting the core needs of customers in the premium compact market
Reinforcing Lexus’ position as the only manufacturer to offer a range of hybrid vehicles, the LF-Ch concept will make its world premiere the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
LF-Ch combines stylish design and full hybrid technology in a practical 5-door compact package to fulfill the needs of the most demanding premium compact segment customers.
Benefiting from an electric-only driving capability, a key feature of Lexus Hybrid Drive, LF-Ch will allow for virtually silent urban driving with zero emissions.