Lexus is working on a competitor Lamborghini UrusNovember 26, 2018
According to insiders, Lexus is working on a powerful crossover, whose public debut could take place in 2020. The model will be based on a new platform, and the design will be based on the LF-1 Limitless concept car. The top version of the model will compete with Lamborghini Urus, both in power and price.
On the possibility of the emergence of such a model in the lineup Lexus writes the Japanese site Spyder7. It is assumed that the basic version of the new crossover will be equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 from the flagship LS 500. On a sedan, the engine produces 421 horsepower (600 Nm of the moment), but on the SUV its output will be reduced to 430 forces. To help him offer two electric motors.
The top F-version of the crossover will receive a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 from the LC F coupe with a capacity of 670 horsepower – 20 more power than the Lamborghini Urus), and, probably, a 10-speed automatic transmission. The price of a new crossover will be about 150 thousand dollars.
Show car Lexus LF-1 Limitless presented in January. The crossover showed the development vector of the brand design and demonstrated a new level of manufacturability. The autopilot and four-dimensional navigation system entered the luxury concept car. It works like a traditional 3D navigation, but additionally uses the element of time, anticipating the needs of the driver and passengers. Information about the power plant is not. In Lexus only noted that the LF-1 can be equipped with hydrogen, hybrid, gasoline and fully electric unit.