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The covered car looks higher than the rest , I hope the new LC don't get much bigger than the current one .
I think you shared the original article, but the more I thought about those rumors of GA-L/GA-N being seen internally as failures, the more sense it makes. Just as the rumor stated, they are way too heavy and too poorly packaged -- and probably too expensive. It does not make much more sense to iterate on those platforms, which could very well be why LF-1 has not come to market, even now 3+ years later.A unibody GA-L SUV will likely weigh over 2400kg (LS AWD is almost 2300kg). Sequoia weighs 2600kg but TNGA-F will likely save 100kg across the lineup. That means a unibody LX will be barely lighter than a BOF version, plus it will have less interior space.
LX will stay BOF for sure, just like LC300 will.Dealers in the USA are begging for an even bigger LX and have been for 10 years. In the Middle East, LX sells the way it does because it is BOF... and I think it is the best selling Lexus model there. Russia is the same story: high demand because it is BOF, rugged and capable. Lexus has no premium RWD architecture to build an LX on. GA-L is a failure, so a theoretical unibody LX would probably be built on TNGA-K... so... Lexus version of the Highlander = LX? No.
Not quite.. the Ferrari Roma is just a coupe on the Portofino platform, and the MC20 was originally Alfa Romeo's 8C that was revealed in roadmaps. Once the 8C project was handed over to Maserati in 2019 and the 4C-based prototypes were revealed, this is when the Alfieri was basically killed off.we can't guess. remember how "Ferrari Dino" turned out to be "Maserati MC20" and "Maserati Alfieri" turned out to be "Ferrari Roma".
That was a way of saying it. But I think each brand develops its portfolio with regard to sister brands. For Alfa an 8C will not fo much business wise, Giulia and Stelivio QV are sufficient for halo models. With Giulietta gone, they need the Tonal. Alfierie and Granturismo are too similar/redundant, a mid rear proper sportscar makes more sense also from a marketing perspective, this also allows Ferrari not to go downmarket. The FF/GTC4 is to be replaced by a CUV, and with NA V12 leaving place to TTV8 (both engines available with the GranLusso), this leaves a void in the GT 2+2 category with previously the 456 GT and 612 Scaglietti, the Roma brings those cars back.Not quite.. the Ferrari Roma is just a coupe on the Portofino platform, and the MC20 was originally Alfa Romeo's 8C that was revealed in roadmaps. Once the 8C project was handed over to Maserati in 2019 and the 4C-based prototypes were revealed, this is when the Alfieri was basically killed off.
Edit: Correction, looking at 2018-2022 roadmaps, I believe the Aflieri became the Gran Turismo.