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With a suggested price of under $30,000, this upcoming Lexus might be something to consider for those of you seriously interested in the Scion iM!



The above image was posted on the Japanese automaker’s European Twitter feed for a few moments before it was removed, but given how fast word spreads on the Internet, the Lexus LF-SA teaser now lives on.

The LF-SA is believed to be a compact city car that will be smaller than the current CT body, which means Lexus is strongly considering entering the compact luxury market and competing against the likes of the Audi A1.

In the past, Lexus was adamant that it didn’t have the need to compete in the segment, but would keep a close eye on it. It appears that the company likes what it sees and we could be seeing the brand’s first B-segment vehicle when it debuts at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Current rumors have the LF-SA heading to production in late 2017 for a global release in 2018 and would likely start under the $30,000 mark to compete with other entry-level luxury vehicles.
 

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Just look at that grille....

Interesting design by Lexus. They are definitely moving away from the conservative style even with a sub compact like this one.

I guess every one is just trying to fill in their gaps and cover potential areas where they could sell in volume. under $30k.

If I had to guess they will be using the Yaris platform.
 

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I have to say that the front end of this is really cool. It looks like they have got some type of new lattice filling in the grille, and the surrounding area that borders it. It also looks like there is kinda a wide body look to the car too.
 

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I have to say that the front end of this is really cool. It looks like they have got some type of new lattice filling in the grille, and the surrounding area that borders it. It also looks like there is kinda a wide body look to the car too.
that design in the grille was nice
i was surprised to see that as it seems to be a bit of a drastic move from the lexus L's that i always see that area made up of.
 

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that design in the grille was nice
i was surprised to see that as it seems to be a bit of a drastic move from the lexus L's that i always see that area made up of.
I don't see the L pattern in the grille that you are talking about. The grille usually has kinda a fishnet pattern in most of the Lexus grilles I am familar with.

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By accident... NOT ONE CHANCE!!!!

its got to be replacing the CT, Lex said they wouldnt go below $30K...
Very true.
It's like "spy shots" that go online, all part of their marketing efforts.
Fortunate for them there's not much effort on their part for this sort of marketing, publications do all the heavy lifting for them :D
 

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I just thought that I would post up some pictures of of the LF-SA Concept that debuted in Geneva. Its a pretty cool looking concept.







 

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can't seem to find any information on its platform but just off of a size comparison through photos, they seem to come close.

recently it was announced the iQ would be send to the chopping block, this would be a great way to reuse that platform for a vehicle with much better chances at success.
 

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It definitely makes sense as far as being economical with resources. Its a greater loss getting rid of a model and platform than simply getting rid of one under performing model.
 

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Do any other luxury brands have a vehicle of this size on sale though? BMW owns Smartcar and relies on that for its city cars. I can't think of one from Audi or Mercedes Benz, and I am reminded of the Aston Martin Cygnet, which didn't go well. I wonder if its because the Cygnet was terrible, or if its because luxury cars and city cars don't mesh together so well.

 
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