Tuesday, September 27, 2022
News Lexus Will Finally Reveal Its First All-Electric Vehicle Next Week

Lexus Will Finally Reveal Its First All-Electric Vehicle Next Week

From the luxury that has offered Hybrids for longer than anyone finally comes their first all-electric product.

It’s still strange to think that the company that put hybrids on the automotive map has yet to sell a fully electric vehicle. While Toyota branded itself a “green” car company more than 20 years ago, we often forget that Lexus has been on the hybrid train for 15 years now. With the exception of the Lexus RX 400h, most were quite cool but incredibly forgettable. Think GS 450h, CT 200h, HS 250h and the big LS 600hL. Although most think that Toyota sells electric vehicles, it has yet to happen. As for Lexus, it’s coming soon.

According to carscoops, Lexus is set to reveal their first production EV late next week at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China. The only details to work with at the moment are an image of an “ELECTRIC” logo very much in Lexus font and what was the LF-30 Electrified Concept on display at last month’s Tokyo Motor Show.

This EV featured an electric motor mounted in each wheel providing maximum flexibility. The LF-30 can be driven as front-, rear- or AWD vehicle depending on requirement. More importantly, the combined output is of 536-horsepower.

There’s a 99.99% chance that the production vehicle will not look like the gullwing-ed LF-30. We’re guessing it’ll be an SUV and not a six-figure supercar-like animal. Lexus said, in a brief press release: “Specifically crafted to suit the needs of audiences in China and Europe, this further advances the brand’s desire to offer a portfolio of electrified powertrain choices for diverse audiences worldwide.”

Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept | Photo: Lexus

Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept | Photo: Lexus

Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept | Photo: Lexus

Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept | Photo: Lexus

Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept | Photo: Lexus

Trending Now

The 2023 Honda CR-V has Begun Rolling Off the Assembly Line in Ontario

The CR-V will be made in Ontario, Indiana and Ohio The CR-V Hybrid will enter production in a month The 2023 CR-V employs...

BMW to Launch Entry Level i1 and i2 by 2028

The i1 will come first in 2027. The i2 will follow in 2028. They will both be assembled on BMW’s upcoming Neue Klasse...

Volkswagen is Planning to Build 130,000 ID. Buzz EVs per Year

Demand for the electric minivan is obviously strong. In Europe, VW already has 12,500 pre-orders in the bank. How does the saying go? Ah...

Last Lamborghini Aventador Leaves Sant’Agata Factory

Lamborghini's best-selling V12 says farewell Last car is a 780-4 Ultimae Roadster in custom blue Is it a vent? Is it a door? All...

China’s XPeng G9 Gets 200km of Range in Five Minutes

This makes it the fastest-charging EV in the world. It is capable of 480kW charging power. EV non-believers will soon run out of excuses...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.