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AutoComplete: Lexus' CT 200h hybrid says 'goodbye' to USPlus: BMW Z4 successor is rumored for Pebble Beach, and Mazda celebrates 50 years of rotary power.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. Lexus's smallest and least expensive hybrid is running out of road in America. According to new reports, the CT 200H Hatchback is being discontinued in the US. On sale since 2011, the gas electric model has never been a particularly strong seller. And in recent years it had fallen behind the times in terms of fuel economy, as well as cabin and safety tech. The NX crossover will become Lexus' least expensive hybrid offering at least until it's compact UX series comes online. We may finally about to get a look at BMW's next Z4. Co-developed with Toyota in a joint venture, the sports roadster is rumoured for concept reveal at the Pebble beach concour in August. According to the latest reports, the rear drive sports car is expected to be powered by a six cylinder engine, just like today's model shown here. However, it won't actually be called Z5 as previously thought. The next Z4 is expected to renew VMW's fight with Portia's Boxter, Outie's TT and the Mercedes Benz SLC. Mazda is celebrating 50 years of rotary power. The Japanese auto maker has gained a cult following for it's high revving pistonless engines, thanks to cars like the RX-7 and RX-8. Not to mention the car that started it all, the Cosmo 110S. The white coupe seen here, shocked the world upon it's 1967 Tokyo motor show debut and it remains one of Japan's most collectible cars. Mazda doesn't presently offer a rotary engine car but rumors persist of a comeback. Find more on these stories over at the RoadShow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.