Lexus has released this teaser image for its LF-Ch (L-Finesse Compact hybrid) concept, which is set to make its world premier at the 2009 Frankfurt auto show.
This five-door hatchback concept will make use of "Lexus Hybrid Drive." If the recently released HS 250h is any indicator, we can expect a conservative 2.4-liter gas/electric hybrid outputting about 180-200 horsepower. As much as I'd like to dream that Lexus would drop the 340 horsepower RWD hybrid power train of the under the hood of the concept and create a sort of high-powered hybrid Hachi-Roku of the future, conventional wisdom dictates otherwise.
As a fan of hot hatches, I'm still interested in seeing the rest of the LF-Ch concept, although I'm fairly certain that it'll end up looking like a Toyota Matrix with a three-bar grille.
Stay tuned to our continuing coverage of the 2009 Frankfurt auto show for more details as they emerge.