All-electric Lexus LFA successor announced for 2030
Lexus describes it as being "a battery-EV sports car which inherits the driving taste, or the 'secret sauce', of the performance cultivated via the development of the LFA"
Late last year, Lexus wowed us with the reveal of three entirely new fully electric concept vehicles the Japanese brand aims to add to its portfolio by 2030.
The announcement followed a similar one from sister brand Toyota, in which the company introduced 11 new concepts that will join the group’s line-up during the next decade.
This new Lexus supercar concept is described by the brand as being "a battery-EV sports car which inherits the driving taste, or the 'secret sauce', of the performance cultivated via the development of the LFA.”
Toyota’s CEO Akio Toyoda said he wants this to be a “sports battery EV” concept and outlined that the model has a target 0-62mph time “in the low two-second range.”
He said that “with both proportions and low ride height essential to a sports car, it will showcase the unique driving performance of a Lexus” and confirmed that the cruising range would be over 700km (more than 435 miles), with solid-state batteries a possibility for the new model.
“We will extend the driving taste refined this way to other models as we evolve Lexus into a brand centred on battery EVs. We can position batteries and electric motors to bring more freedom. It will allow us to be more attuned to our customers, different regions and different lifestyles,” Toyoda added.
The concept in question, which is yet to be named, features many styling cues often associated with Lexus, such as its long bonnet and short but stylised rear. It is unknown at this stage how similar the final product will look, but these concept images give us a pretty good indication of what we can expect.
Technical details and specs for the LFA’s all-electric successor are yet to be officially announced by Lexus.
Alongside a production-ready version of the brand’s previously confirmed RZ electric SUV, Lexus showcased another large SUV concept, as well as a smaller, sleeker saloon with a heavily tapering roofline.
Lexus plans to unveil its first ground-up EV, the RZ crossover, in the next few weeks ahead of its mid-2022 official launch.
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