Lexus LF (scheduled to appear in June 2021)
Launch with full LS level luxury SUV!
Fully launched in the Lexus brand is the crossover SUV "LF" developed using the LS GA-L platform.
SUVs based on high-class saloons and supercars such as Porsche Cayenne, Lambo Urs, and Bentley Bentayiga are now essential genres for premium brands.
The base of LF is LS, so it's a premium crossover SUV. Like the LS, the power unit will be a hybrid with a V6, 3.5L turbo, and as a more advanced model, a newly developed V8, 4L twin turbo equipped model planned to be installed in the LS F etc. will be set as well .. The price is 15 to 20 million yen, which is also a premium!
The LF debut is planned for June next year!
Back in 2017 Lexus envisioned the LF-1 as their future flagship. Three years later the vision has become LF-30. A lot happened in that time period.
With the recent announcement of all their electrification technology, it should be very clear what they originally planned with LF-1 does not fit in their future plans.
LF-1 as RWD flagship SUV is probably dead because Lexus is done with GA-L. I wouldn't hold my breath for anything above RX when it comes to RWD crossovers in any near future. They might do few RWD BEV CUVs instead. They haven't had X5/GLE/RRS competitor all these decades and they for sure won't have one now. They've filled that spot with Prado to GX reskin and it kind of worked out for them.