Lexus BX or more luxurious version of the compact Toyota Yaris CrossMay 14, 2020
It is reported that the Japanese compact crossover Toyota Yaris Cross will receive a more luxurious version from the premium brand Lexus. The novelty, which will become the base model of Lexus, will debut in 2023.
Shortly after Lexus introduced its compact UX crossover in 2018, the Japanese automaker said it had no plans to offer a car for less than $ 30,000. Nevertheless, our insiders report that the premium brand has planned a new crossover model that will receive the Lexus BX designation and yes, this new product should become the most affordable car for the company.
If so, the Lexus BX will not be a completely new creation. It will be based on the recently launched Toyota Yaris Cross, a small crossover that is based on the Toyota Yaris subcompact.
At the moment, there are no photos showing what the premium novelty might look like, but it will almost certainly get the Lexus branded false radiator grille, as well as a bit more chrome. It is also possible that the BX will receive less ground clearance in order to get better handling.
Rumors also suggest that the BX will use a hybrid drivetrain that will be borrowed with virtually no change right from Yaris Cross. We are talking about a 1.5-liter engine, which is paired with an electric motor, the total power of this hybrid is 116 horsepower. Perhaps a more powerful version of the F Sport will be offered, which can boast all-wheel drive, as well as an increased amount of horsepower.
If the rumors still turn out to be true, we can see the new compact Lexus BX crossover in 2023.
Not so long ago, we wrote that Toyota has confirmed the appearance of the new Urban Cruiser crossover. The car will appear in the summer and should become quite budget. Some technical details are already known.
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