New Lexus flagship SUV slated for a 2020 launch
28th Nov 2018 7:00 am
SUV based on the LF-1 Limitless concept will get an ‘F’ variant to rival the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga.
Lexus has announced that their new flagship SUV will be launched in 2020. Toyota's luxury vehicle arm showcased its new SUV in concept form at the Detroit Motor Show, earlier this year, as the ‘LF-1 Limitless’. The concept was a luxury crossover SUV with a sharp and futuristic design.
The concept car had dimensions of 5,014mm length, 1,986mm width, 1,605mm height and a wheelbase of 2,974mm. The production version of the SUV is expected to have marginally more conservative dimensions and would use the LNGA platform, which is essentially Lexus’ version of Toyota’s TNGA platform.
The production-spec SUV is expected to carry over the 3.5-litre V6 layout from the 'LS' flagship sedan which produces 424hp. There is also a possibility of a hybrid variant in the works, fitted with dual electric motors.
However, the main buzz is surrounding the 660hp, twin-turbo V8 engine currently powering the ‘LS F’ which may also power the production-spec LF-1 Limitless. This 'F' variant of the Lexus SUV will compete against other high-performance SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus and the Bentley Bentayga.
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