Next-Generation Lexus LX to Feature Hybrid Powertrain

Japanese website Response is reporting that the next-generation Lexus LX will be revealed in 2020 with a new hybrid powertrain.

The report claims that the current 5.7L V8 will be discontinued, replaced by a 2.5L twin-turbo V6 hybrid with a maximum output of 473 horsepower (295 from the engine, 178 from the electric motor). The LX will continue to be based on the Toyota Landcruiser, and both vehicles will be built on a new TNGA body-on-frame platform.

(This information runs contrary to an earlier rumor from Best Car, which claimed the Best Car reports that the next-gen LX would feature a hybrid built on the 3.5L twin-turbo V6 from the LS sedan. Also, Japanese magazine Mag-X reported last week that it would a 2021 debut for the next-generation LX.)

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