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The world’s insatiable thirst for crossover trucks and SUVs has increased in recent months. Not only due to a shortage of new vehicles due to a lack of microchips necessary to run complicated automated systems, but also due to a vigorous rebound in car sales now that people are getting used to living with the coronavirus. .
The timing seems perfect for Lexus, Toyota’s luxury vehicle channel, is rolling out what rumor has it will be a major upgrade to its truck lineup.
F1_Geek, a Reddit user who claims to have inside information, published a series of rumors in that social network, among which he predicts the arrival of a series of new Lexus crossovers and SUVs between 2022 and 2023. Normally we would not echo this type of murmur, but Car and Driver considered them credible enough to share, based on the fact that the names F1_Geek mentions for future models match Lexus’ registration requests with authorities.
But beyond the rumors and model name registrations, Lexus announced last May that “by 2025 it will have introduced 20 new or improved models, including more than 10 BEVs (battery electric vehicles), PHEVs (plug-in hybrid vehicles) and HEVs. (conventional hybrid vehicles) ”. It is impossible to meet these goals without a generous supply of trucks.
If the rumors are true, these are the new Lexus trucks that we would see in the coming years:
According to F1_Geek, the RZ450e is “the culmination of the LF-1 and LF-Z Electrified concepts,” two concept crossovers that Lexus introduced in 2018 and 2021 respectively. Of the LF-1 Limitless Concept, Lexus said in his turn that “the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept lines have the potential to shape the future of a flagship luxury crossover for Lexus.” Car and Driver speculates that it could be the electric model that Lexus announced for 2022.
F1_Geek said that the TX would be the replacement for the RXL, the three-row version of the popular RX, which was never intended as a seven-passenger crossover. Car and Driver tells us that Lexus registered the names TX350 and TX500h, indicating that a conventional V-6-powered variant and a hybrid version would be offered. Something tells us that this model will be very popular in the Texas market.
The Lexus LX is no secret to anyone. Lexus has sold its version of the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser in the United States since 1995, and now that for the first time in decades it will not offer it in our territory, the appeal of the LX is going to be further enhanced.
F1_Geek’s prediction referring to the upcoming LX as LX600 is confirmed by the Lexus requested name registration. The commentator says that there will also be a sporty F-Sport version and a super-luxurious VIP to compete with the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600. LF_Geek also talks about a semi-hybrid version.
The latest rumor about the next batch of Lexus trucks concerns the arrival of the replacement of the current one. GX 460 SUV, which according to F1_Geek would be renamed GX550. The murmur indicates that the next GX, due to arrive in 2023, will have a much more off-road character to compete with the Land Rover Defender and Mercedes-Benz G-Class, will retain its body-on-frame configuration to be able to excel in extreme off-road activities and will be Inspired by the GXOR concept truck Lexus showed off in 2019.
The adoption of the number 550 in its nomenclature, replacing the current 460, could indicate a change in the size of the engine, which would be a rarity in these times of decline of the internal combustion engine.