Here's how Lexus's upcoming electric sports car will look like
Toyota-owned luxury brand Lexus is working on a new electric sports car. Its moniker is unconfirmed. In the latest development, the brand has revealed pictures of the upcoming vehicle, revealing important design elements. The images suggest that it will draw styling cues from the LFA supercar, featuring a sloping roofline, vents in the hood, and a steeply raked rear section.
Why does this story matter?
Lexus wants to have a large portfolio of EVs by 2030 and the upcoming sports car will be a part of this electrification plan. Once the vehicle is introduced in the international markets, a lot of buyers will surely show interest in getting their hands on one. The competition in the luxury electric four-wheeler segment will also be raised.
The car will sport cameras instead of mirrors
The next-generation Lexus EV will have an aggressive look, featuring a sloping roofline, a muscular and lengthy bonnet with vents, sleek headlamps, wide air scoops, and a prominent front splitter. On the sides, it will be flanked by cameras instead of ORVMs, sculpted doors, and designer wheels. Bold triangular taillamp housings and 'LEXUS' lettering will grace the rear end of the four-wheeler.
It will promise a range of over 644km per charge
The next-generation Lexus electric sports car will be fueled by an electric powertrain linked to an all-wheel-drive system. The setup will allow the car to sprint from 0-97km/h in around two seconds and deliver a range of over 644km per charge.
The four-wheeler will get two seats and multiple airbags
Lexus's future electric sports car is tipped to have a luxurious 2-seater cabin, featuring key-less entry, auto climate control, parking sensors, a head-up display, and a multifunctional steering wheel. It should pack a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity options. The passengers' safety might be ensured by multiple airbags, a rear-view camera, and crash sensors.
What about its availability?
Lexus is yet to announce the details pertaining to the pricing and availability of its next-generation electric sports car. Also, it is unclear if the premium vehicle will be introduced in India.