Lexus is planning to launch a new entry-level crossover by the end of the year, according to Lexus International executive vice president Kazuo Ohara.
In an interview with the Drive show, Ohara claimed a small crossover for the global market seems like a promising option. He did not give any more details but said the SUV could in be line for a debut around November, in time for the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show.
Speculation suggests it could be based on the new Toyota RAV-4. They recently trademarked the names NX 200t and NX 300h, which means the new SUV could be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, while the other one could be a 2.5-litre hybrid.