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Lexus to supply extra than simply SUVs in international EV push | Autocar India

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Regardless of SUV’s reputation, Lexus’ European boss stated the model is engaged on various physique varieties that may permit for a wider vary of automobiles.

Luxurious model Lexus has no plans to develop into an SUV specialist – regardless of its first two electrical vehicles being SUVs in addition to the success of the Lexus NX – and is contemplating an unlimited array of bodystyles for its future EVs.

The model’s European boss Spiros Fotinos stated that whereas it “can’t ignore the demand for SUVs” globally, Lexus hasn’t written off plans for extra conventional, lower-slung vehicles in its future line-up. He pointed to the giant SUV, saloon and supercar EV idea vehicles that Lexus revealed late in 2021 as a press release of intent.

“We’re clearly engaged on various physique varieties that may permit us to not solely provide a wider vary of automobiles but additionally meet the expansion ambitions we now have for Europe,” our sister publication Autocar UK quoted Fotinos as saying.

Curiously, Lexus isn’t solely planning to make use of Toyota‘s e-TNGA platform for its EVs. Fotinos stated that it’s “an ideal place to begin”, however that “for a corporation and a model that has the ambitions we do – to be 100 p.c BEV-ready, providing a BEV in each phase we compete in – technically that may be not possible to do with one platform, so clearly we’re different alternatives as effectively.”

Lexus in India

Lexus launched the 2022 Lexus NX 350h in India earlier this 12 months, which is accessible with a single petrol-hybrid powertrain. You possibly can learn our assessment of the brand new NX right here. Naveen Soni, president, Lexus India, in an interview with Autocar India, stated as a part of the model’s international plan to go 100 p.c electrical by 2035, Lexus UX BEV is on the playing cards for India.

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