A report by Autovisie has said that the second-generation Lexus CT 200h will make its global debut in 2017. The Dutch publication also claimed that according to senior official within the Japanese company, the new CT 200h will be underpinned by the company’s Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).

Given the common underpinnings with the new Toyota Prius, it is also expected that the next-gen CT 200h will repeat sharing its hybrid powertrain as well. Currently, the CT 200h features a 98 hp/142 Nm 1.8 litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine and a 80 hp/207 Nm electric motor setup. Together, the vehicle’s total system output is rated at 134 hp.

The new Toyota Prius features a 98 hp/142 Nm 1.8 litre Atkinson-cycle VVT-i petrol four-pot, mated to twin 71 hp/163 Nm electric motors that are now smaller and lighter than before. It is said that the next CT 200h could directly adopt this powertrain as is, or tweak it for slightly more power than the Prius.

The new Prius’ fuel economy is also rated at 40.8 km per litre on the JC08 test cycle, marking a improvement from the previous Prius’ 32.6 km per litre rating. This level of fuel efficiency will also most likely be adopted by the coming CT 200h.