If you like premium compact hatchbacks, Lexus has something for you - provided you live in Europe. As we've previously reported, Toyota's luxury brand will unveil their LF-Ch hybrid concept in a few days at the Frankfurt Motor Show and their most recent press release called our attention to some of the vehicle's finer qualities.

The "LF" in the name stands for the Lexus "L-finesse" design language characterized by fastback profiles and flowing lines on a number of their concept vehicles. Lexus points out that the blacked-out B-pillar and the rear door handles hidden in the C-pillar give the LF-Ch the appearance of a sports coupe. While we've been put off by the color, Lexus calls it "lively" and affirms that it's synergistic with the calming blue interior lighting.

The LF-Ch will feature a driver-centric cockpit equipped with the Lexus Remote Touch controls first employed on the RX 450h midsize hybrid SUV. The interior will be luxuriously appointed with leather, polished aluminum, wood and soft touch materials, true to Lexus form. Rear seat passengers can dock their iPhones in the backs of the front seat headrests.

Lexus provided few details on the powertrain merely noting that the Hybrid Synergy Drive system will allow for full electric motoring. According to Autoblog though, we can expect the LF-Ch to get the same 2.4 liter inline 4-cylinder engine used in the HS250h sedan.

When the LF-Ch comes to market it could be a compelling, fuel efficient package, but unless it crosses the pond, most Americans will never know.

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept

Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Concept Leak

Source: Lexus via Autoblog