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Lexus EV Concept teased

On October 25, a brand-new Lexus concept will make its world debut at the Japan Mobility Show 2023, providing a sneak peek at the company's first next-generation BEV, which is scheduled to go into production in 2026. The unidentified concept car's lighting signature and aerodynamic profile were disclosed by the business. The design resembles a low-slung bodystyle rather than an SUV.

The idea seems to be connected to the Lexus-branded drawing that Toyota released in April 2023, based on the teasers. Sharp edges on the front fenders, narrow L-shaped headlamps, and a sloped roofline are common characteristics. In contrast to the outside tone of silver, the top half of the body, including the greenhouse, is painted black. The backlit Lexus branding, the huge wheels, and the air curtains on the bumpers are also visible.

With a design that is "thoroughly focused on the Lexus characteristics," Lexus asserts that its next-generation battery EV would "revolutionize the modular structure of the car body, make significant changes to production methods, and completely revamp the software platform".

Aerodynamics are emphasized on the outside, while high-quality, environmentally friendly materials are used within the cabin. Losing weight will also be crucial since it will improve productivity and performance. Remember that Toyota's executive vice president, Hiroki Nakajima, earlier stated that the next generation BEVs' design and driving characteristics will "set hearts racing."

Future completely electric Lexus cars will emphasize supplying new services while delivering a joyful driving experience. The Direct4 four-wheel-drive system and steer-by-wire, which aims for a "linear steering feel," will be key innovations. The BEV is anticipated to be supported by a new modular design that will eventually support a number of future Toyota and Lexus products. There is no information on power output estimates, however it is likely that an unknown number of electric motors will perform above average.

Additionally, Lexus gave us a sneak peek at their Japan Mobility Show 2023 exhibit, which will be constructed of sustainable bamboo and be influenced by traditional Japanese craftsmanship. The manufacturer is getting closer to its goal of being an EV-only brand by 2035 and will demonstrate electrification and AI technologies that will be utilized in its next-generation BEVs. The "Lexus Electrified VR Experience" will also provide visitors the chance to experience a customized virtual driving simulation as a preview of things to come.

TopGear Magazine July 2024