Lexus will have nine “product stories” in 2015 — here’s what Lexus USA general manager Jeff Bracken had to say in an interview yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show:
“In addition to the four new or mid-cycle product refreshes that I revealed at the show this morning, there will also be an all-new generation introduction later this year, a special edition later in the year like the Crafted Line, and we’re going to drop turbo engines into multiple vehicles.”
This makes for a busy year, and also leads into some fun speculation:
- Four new or mid-cycle product refreshes is open enough that it’s impossible to predict — one is surely an updated GS to bring the model in line with the GS F, but the GS Hybrid could be counted as a separate update as well.
- Based on the spy shots from last week, the “all-new generation” vehicle should be the RX.
- Which Lexus models could get the 2.0L turbo? An IS 200t seems like a safe bet to replace the IS 250, but what else? The RX 200t, RC 200t & GS 200t have all been trademarked in Australia, but that’s no guarantee that they will come to North America.
Let’s get right to it, what do you expect from Lexus in 2015?