At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus unveiled the LF-30 concept car which featured a purely electric powertrain matched with truly unique styling. However, don’t expect to see it on the roads or in dealerships anytime soon. That’s because, as its name implies, it is a concept vehicle. Thankfully, a production-ready fully electric vehicle from Lexus will be arriving very soon.
How soon? Well, it’s set to make its global debut on November 22 in China.
For now, there are no details regarding Lexus’ first fully electric vehicle. In fact, Lexus has not even released the model’s official name just yet. The only thing the Japanese luxury automaker said is that the EV is “Specifically crafted to suit the needs of audiences in China and Europe”. The short press release is accompanied by a sole teaser of the “electric” badge. The new badge is likely located where the “hybrid” logo is normally placed on electrified Lexus models today.
Considering the lack of information about the yet-to-be-named Lexus EV, there is a lot of room to speculate as to what the model will be. Whether it will be a pure electric replacement for the CT200h, a much larger sedan or even an SUV, all of that is still up in the air. As such, we’ll just have to wait and see what that model will be once it debuts at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition later this month.
Lexus’ upcoming fully-electric vehicle will be the first of many EVs to come from Toyota and Lexus. The automaker wants sales of EVs and PHEVs to surpass those of conventional models in the years to come.