Currently Lexus has the brawny LX as its flagship SUV, but many crossover buyers are probably turned off by it if they want something a little more soft around the edges. Well luckily Lexus has a fix coming.
Car and Driver is reporting that the 2022 Lexus LQ will be the brand’s sleeker and more car-like flagship SUV. The LQ was previewed by the LF-1 Limitless concept which you see here. It will likely share many of its parts with the LS, including its 416-hp twin-turbocharged V6 and the optional 354-hp hybrid powertrain.
The exciting version would be an F performance version, which will be powered by the brand’s new twin-turbocharged V8 with around 600 horsepower.
Lexus has yet to confirm the LQ’s existence, so there’s a chance that it could get delayed, just like everything else due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We’ve also learned some news about another crossover in the Lexus lineup, the next-generation NX. Lexus recently trademarked the NX 450+ name, which will likely be used by a NX plug-in hybrid, the brand’s first PHEV.