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New Outlander and Xtrail will debut at TMS. Maybe EV hatchback will debut from Lexus.
The 1.8L system won't fit in a next-gen Aqua/Yaris Hybrid. It will have very tight packaging and be too heavy.Concept and I hope that Yaris gets 1.8L hybrid. It has rumored that new Yaris would cross 33.3km/L NEDC.
My understanding (and current rumors) suggest that Lexus will unveil a BEV concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, probably smaller than UX. Reading the trademark tea leaves, the first production Lexus EV should be a version of the UX wearing a UX 300e badge.Production ready Lexus EV or concept?
A BEV crossover smaller than a UX it's already confirmed.
The UX is TNGA-C too, right? That's a sharp design.
Yes, it is.The UX is TNGA-C too, right?
I don't think any of the TNGA architectures are "done" yet. And that graphic only shows a fraction of the TNGA products launched. The Mid-size class is TNGA-C. Besides the Prius, C-HR and Corolla shown, TNGA-C includes Lexus UX. The Full-size class actually comprises 2 separate architectures: the transverse-engine, FWD-centric TNGA-K and the longitudinal-engine, RWD-centric TNGA-N. Besides the Camry shown, TNGA-N includes Toyota Avalon, RAV4 and the new-for-2020 Highlander, plus Lexus ES. The Toyota Crown is the sole TNGA-N offering. The Lexus (premium class) is, obviously, the LS and LC's GA-L. The Compact class is the yet-to-be-launched TNGA-B (hence, no illustration) for the upcoming next-gen European and Japanese Yaris. The latter's introduction should happen sometime between late October of this year (Tokyo Motor Show) and early March 2020 (Geneva Motor Show).Looking online, this site had some interesting materials regarding the TNGA rollout plans:
Toyota Motor Corporation Site introduces "Making Ever-better Cars". Toyota is shifting toward a "mobility company" in this once-in-a-century period of profound transformation. We are striving toward our goal of realizing the future mobility society. With an unceasing passion for beloved cars, we...global.toyota
That in particular has "compact class" as the focus post LC/LS. This would support the idea that they aren't done with the platform rollout for compacts with the UX (we haven't seen any e-TNGA cars announced yet, right?), and the UX may indeed be the first fully electrified option.
Wow, great catch! Initial thought is, it's a typo, but that's boring so i'll assume it's not.TNGA So Far
Toyota began its TNGA initiatives with the development of the fourth-generation Prius (launched in Japan in December 2015), leveraging the fruits of these initiatives to create other mid-size models: the C-HR and Prius PHV in 2017, and the Crown and Corolla Sport in 2018. In 2017, these initiatives were also applied to the large-size Camry, Lexus IC, and Lexus IS models...
Did Lexus just admit that the RC will be rebadged as IC, per some rumors? Or was that just a couple of careless typos (given the 2017 date) where they meant to say LC and LS?