Many automakers, including General Motors and Ford, are already on track to electrify their lineup. Lexus, the premium sub-brand of the Japanese auto giant Toyota, did not remain aloof from this trend. His first true electric car is just around the corner.
According to the CarAdvice portal, Lexus has promised to release its first all-electric car in 2022. And at the end of 2021, the brand will show a new hybrid model that combines an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. By 2025, Toyota’s premium brand intends to launch more than 10 new electric vehicles.
Yes, Lexus already has a 2021 UX300e in its range, positioned at one time as the brand’s first electric car, but it is built on the same platform as the UX200 and UX250h with gasoline engines. And the electric car, which will see the light of day next year, will be based on a platform created specifically for electric vehicles. Lexus does not disclose what kind of model it will be, but, most likely, it will be a mid-size crossover.
As for the hybrid model due this year, Lexus hasn’t said anything about it either. But many expect it to be an all-wheel-drive version of the Lexus NX crossover with a 225 kW electric motor. Most likely, it will appear on the market under the name Lexus NX450h.