The upcoming 2022 Lexus EV is finally happening. We said “finally” because Lexus and Toyota are a little late to this all-electric game. Indeed, some other brands are already investing a lot of money in electric vehicles and their development. On the other hand, Toyota and Lexus are focusing on hybrids and even hydrogen fuel cell models. Now, Lexus officially confirmed the debut of its first EV in 2022.
This is just the beginning, and this luxury brand will surely surprise us with numerous electric models. The new EV will be the stand-alone model and not some sort of trim level or anything similar. This is great to hear and we believe the Lexus will do an amazing job. Unfortunately, we don’t know all that much about this new model. Anyway, here’s everything we know so far.
Lexus EV – What Is It?
The 2022 Lexus EV will be a luxury model with great performances. Right now, it seems like the Lexus won’t offer electrified sedans, as well as bigger vehicles like the LX and GX. And they most certainly do not include the LS flagship model. This suggests, among other things, that Lexus anticipates BEV consumers to gravitate toward the current best-selling segments, which are midsize and small crossovers.
Another thing is that cars are not such a great idea as you’ll have to go against Tesla Model S or Mercedes EQS. Thanks to that, it might be a long time before we see the electric Lexus LS, and even longer before we see the electric LX model based on Toyota Land Cruiser.
A few months ago, a luxury brand revealed its new concept. It is an all-electric vehicle with an SUV-like stance and sedan dimensions. We can’t say if that’s the all-new 2022 Lexus EV at the moment. However, we believe the Lexus EV will arrive as a crossover or SUV, rather than a sedan or wagon. Anyway, the teaser image shows a very modern vehicle with a vertical grille. Interestingly, but this concept reminds us of the Nissan Z model.
However, this prototype comes with more ground clearance and it shows sleeker proportions as well. We were also able to spot a longer hood and the sloping windshield. Moreover, the roof also gently slopes down towards the rear section. Reportedly, this new model will feature a new steer-by-wire system, along with the Direct4 torque management system. Still, we’ll have to wait for more details, as the Lexus EV is still a mystery for everyone in the automotive world.
2022 Lexus EV Release Date and Future Plans
According to Lexus, the plan is to bring at least ten EVs, plug-in hybrids, and non-plug-in hybrids to market by 2025. The 2022 Lexus EV is officially confirmed and this model should arrive at some point next year. However, this new EV is still a mystery in so many ways. We don’t know if it’s an SUV or a sedan. Anyway, Lexus said the plan is to expand the electrification in the next five years. Lexus EV is just the beginning. It will be an impressive model, with handsome styling, luxury interior, and great performances.