We are still digesting all of the news from this morning’s LF-Z Electrified concept reveal, and outside of the concept itself, one of the most exciting announcements was around Lexus’ future product plans: 20 new vehicles by 2025.
In the photo above, Koji Sato, Chief Branding Officer at Lexus, stands in front of the LF-Z Electrified as well as four covered future vehicles in the background. What might they be? First, let’s start with some other parts of today’s announcement:
- 20 new vehicles by 2025 including battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and other electric vehicles
- Two new vehicle reveals coming this year (2021)
- Electric versions of every model by 2025
- New “…sports models that continue to provide the fun of driving, a car that redefines the concept of having a chauffeur, and new genres that have never before existed”
It’s clear that the Lexus we’ve known over the last few years launched an entirely new chapter today, and that starts with product. So let’s get back to those four vehicles in the photo above.
We know that the all-new NX will soon be revealed, which will be one of the new models for 2021, and likely one of the covered models above.
The RX is due for a redesign soon after the NX, though no spy photos or advance teasers have been seen yet. That could be another one of the covered models.
The ES sedan should be refreshed this year as a 2022 model to coincide with a 2019 model year launch. Would a refreshed model be included here? Maybe or maybe not.
Last, there have been early rumors about the sixth generation LS, and since the IS was just refreshed for 2021, a new LS seems to be the most likely candidate for another new sedan based on timing.
But that leaves us wondering: Where is the new LX? The two SUVs shown in the photo above are too small to be the LX, and clearly have more crossover-esque shapes. Or is the LX about to undergo a major transformation into a crossover? There’s also no promise that the two smaller covered vehicles are sedans – they could just as well be coupes, so new versions of the LC and RC are just as possible as a new ES and LS.
Here’s our best guess, from left to right: New RX, new LS, new ES, new NX. Oh, and those two new models for 2021? We assume they are the next generation NX and LX. What do you think? Give us your best guess in the Lexus Enthusiast forum.