Lexus teases its upcoming electric SUV

by AatoMobil

Lexus electric SUV

Lexus revealed a three-row electric SUV, the exterior of this upcoming SUV was first previewed as part of Toyota’s upcoming EV strategy. The SUV concept is most likely going to be positioned above the RZ 450e and is expected to go on sale in the latter part of 2022. Dimensionally we expect this all-electric SUV to be larger than the existing RZ, and RX models.

The teaser images indicated that the all-electric model will carry many elements from the Lexus RZ 450e. This upcoming electric SUV from Lexus is expected to be based on the stretched platform of the e-TNGA. Expect this platform to underpin the Toyota bZ4x. It will also feature on the Subaru Solterra, and the Lexus RZ 450e.

Design

Differentiating this model from the RZ 450e is the elongated roofline at the rear which will accommodate the third-row of the seat with ample headroom on offer. Expect this model to also feature a longer wheelbase, and shorter overhangs to accommodate a larger battery. The upcoming electric SUV from Lexus will be heavier on account of a larger battery, and overall dimensions.

At the front, the design most likely replicates the front of the RZ 450e. Like the RZ 450e, this electric SUV is also going to sport a blunt spindle grille and a flat bonnet. At the rear, this model has rhomboid shapes and straighter lines unlike the sharper edges of the RZ 450e.

Future plans

For now, this electric SUV is a concept, but the design elements suggest that Lexus will definitely aim for a production-spec version of this SUV. Things like the charging port is similarly positioned to other models like the bZ4X, and RZ450e. It is estimated that it might take a couple of years to see this SUV in flesh.

Lexus plans of having an EV model in every segment of its lineup by 2030. The company’s forecast is to sell only electric vehicles by 2035. The positioning of this electric SUV is still unknown, but we expect that the upcoming Lexus electric cars will follow a brand new design, as the sales of its IC vehicles have dwindled in the recent past.

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