Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley has revealed some new details about the CT200h.

Speaking to GoAuto, Hanley confirmed the facelifted model will be introduced next year and be repositioned to battle new entries such as the Audi A3, BMW 1-Series and Mercedes A-Class. The executive declined to go into specifics but the model will undoubtedly feature revised styling and a spindle grille.

Besides talking about the upcoming facelift, Hanley said “There's a big opportunity for us in the next cycle of the car." That's a little vague but speculation suggests the next-generation CT could arrive in 2016 and be offered as a sedan. This could pay huge dividends in the United States where hatchbacks are shunned by luxury buyers.

Gallery: Lexus CT200h facelift coming next year - report

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