Lexus to Reveal First EV This Month
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit will take the wraps off its first series production electric car later this month at the Guangzhou auto show in China.
The vehicle will debut in China and Europe a few years from now. Toyota and Lexus plan to launch 10 EVs worldwide by 2025, including three within the next two years.
Media reports speculate that the Lexus EV will be based on Toyota’s UX compact crossover vehicle and electric variant of the C-HR sold in China. Lexus trademarked the name UX 300e last year.
Separately, the carmaker unveiled the LF-30 electric concept car (pictured) at last month’s Tokyo auto show. That vehicle is said to preview the styling of future Lexus EVs.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.
Dan Nicholson is vice president of General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, the organization that had been “GM Powertrain” for 24 years.