A new Lexus SUV coupe called the Lexus LF is in the development stage, and according to a report from Japan’s Best Car magazine, it will debut this June. The Lexus LF will compete with large European crossovers, the likes of the BMW X8, the Range Rover, and Audi’s Q8.
Lexus’ SUV line-up stops at the Lexus RX for customers who find impractical, the bulky, boxy, and gas-guzzling Prado-derived Lexus GX and the Land Cruiser-derived Lexus LX. Buyers preferring softer and understated designs, sportier proportions, and more efficiency will see a real option in the Lexus LF hybrid crossover.
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The LF will be an F-segment, Lexus LS-level model sitting on the same platform as the full-size luxury sedan – GA-L. The design base of the Lexus LF will be the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept that premiered at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Expect a similar low-slung SUV-coupe design with a powerful face, a long hood and cab-backward shape underlining its RWD drivetrain layout, and urban-friendly dimensions.
Lexus will reportedly offer the LF with a 3.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, a 3.5-liter hybrid engine, and a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The 3.5-liter hybrid engine will be assisted with two electric motors, and the sources combined could deliver over 350 horsepower. A 1.1 kWh battery (3.6 Ah, 310.8 V) could power the motors, meaning the pure electric range could be a few miles at best. The 4.0-liter engine could also be a hybrid, though no details are available yet.
The Lexus LF hybrid SUV coupe could go on sale in the USA next year. It could be priced from around $80,000.
Lexus LF FAQs
What is the Lexus LF release date?
June 2021 is reported as the debut date of the Lexus LF.
What will be the price of the Lexus LF?
The Lexus LF prices may start at around $80,000 in the USA where it is expected to launch in 2022.
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