Tundra is not E-Four.I'm just gonna leave this here. The new Tundra with TTV6 + E-four pairing the new 10 speed auto should've been the hybrid configuration of the 5th LS. Oh well.
It was a hypothetical example with the E-Four system being implemented in Lexus vehicles soon.Tundra is not E-Four.
This is so true. Something tells me we're not going to see the multi-stage hybrid after this generation.With all the hindsight it's easy to say the multi-stage is a failure since it's too complex. Undersized ICE + undersized battery + overengineered transmission. It is still a very impressive system since it can beat cars with much higher power-to-weight ratio. But to achieve that they gave the LS/LC rally car-like gear ratios which just don't match their character. I think the problem is the system is already so expensive they have no budget for a larger/newer ICE or battery pack to really give it good performance.
This is a rare example of Toyota developing a technology just for the sake of doing it. P2 hybrids scale up very well at high output applications and Toyota should know that: they've been doing it in Hino trucks and LMP1 race cars for almost a decade.
Is multi-stage a very advanced piece of engineering? Yes. But is it worth it? No.
For those of you hoping for a new V8:
LS 500/500h, no V8 since 2018
Land Cruiser 300, no V8
LX 600: Land Cruiser and LX parallel each other and we know the LX is replacing the Land Cruiser in North America
Tundra: no V8, the flagship motor is the new V35A-FTS + hybrid
Sequoia: will be the SUV version of the Tundra, so <1% chance of a V8
LC F: trademark abandoned
LS F: never actually trademarked
If there was ever going to be a new V8, it would have debuted on the Tundra out of sheer volume. It did not. With the above, there is no case or way for the LX 600 to have a V8.
2UR-GSE is the last V8, and it is in the IS 500, LC 500, RC F and GX 460 (not same tune, I know) as the swan song, probably until 2023-2024.
I would stop hoping for a new TTV8 if I was you. The Tundra debut confirms it's not happening.