We’ve been waiting to hear more details about a new Lexus flagship crossover, ever since the LF-1 Limitless concept debuted three years ago. Now a new report claims that the new crossover will arrive in 2023.
It was originally expected to be called the LQ, but Japan’s Best Car is reporting that Lexus has decided to use the LF name instead for its new flagship SUV. It was expected to arrive for the 2022 model year, but now it’s now reportedly been delayed a year for unspecified reasons.
Best Car is reporting that the delay might be due to the new twin-turbocharged V8 that Lexus is working on. Lexus originally announced the new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 in 2019. It looks like the coronavirus may have cause some delays with the new engine.
The Lexus LF will also reportedly be based on the GA-L version of the TNGA platform, like the LS. In addition to the twin-turbo V8, a hybrid 3.5-liter V6 is also expected to be offered. Lastly a high-performance F version could also be introduced with around 651 horsepower.