The Toyota Group has acknowledged that it intends to introduce 10 all-electric fashions by 2025. The primary a type of is ready to make its industrial debut in 2020, and the automaker has confirmed that the idea model of that EV goes to make its debut in mid-October on the Tokyo Motor Present.
And as anticipated, the product will include a Lexus badge on it. In an interview with Autocar, Koji Sato, head engineer at Toyota’s luxurious model, confirmed that the corporate will current an electrical prototype in Tokyo within the fall, saying “we really feel that our future may resemble this design.”
Studies are that the prototype is a compact hatchback, with a big Lexus badge on the entrance. We will think about a non secular successor to the CT200h mannequin.
In 2015, Lexus introduced the LF-SA, a small-car design research that roughly matches the outline of what Lexus will present in Tokyo. We may properly see an evolution of that earlier idea.
As for the powertrain of the mannequin, we’ll have to attend to be taught extra. Toyota is at present engaged on new applied sciences like strong state batteries, so something’s doable.
What we gained’t be seeing from Lexus in Tokyo is a PHEV prototype. The corporate lately introduced its full dedication to transferring straight to 100%-electric automobiles.