Toyota and Lexus have been sluggish to enter the battery-electric vehicle market, but the wait for Lexus is nearly over. The luxury brand has confirmed plans to reveal a new production EV at this year’s Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China on November 22.
As part of the confirmation, Lexus revealed the above ‘teaser’ shot of the new EV. Given the image is just a close-up of a badge that says “Electric” we really have next to no information about this new car. The one piece of information Lexus has confirmed is that this EV will be sold in China and Europe; no word on North America.
“Specifically crafted to suit the needs of audiences in China and Europe, this further advances the brand’s desire to offer a portfolio of electrified powertrain choices for diverse audiences worldwide,” Lexus stated in a release.
Lexus revealed a battery-electric concept vehicle a few weeks ago, dubbed the LF-30 Electrified. This concept–while far from a production vehicle itself–could shed some light on the general design theme and layout of this production vehicle.
The LF-30 is also the first Toyota or Lexus concept vehicle to feature an electric powertrain with an electric motor at each wheel; a powertrain layout that Toyota appears to be leaning in on as its electrification strategy takes hold.