Lexus will unveil its first-ever electric vehicle in arguably the most important electric market in the world, China, on November 22.
Set to debut at the Guangzhou motor show, it's believed the first Lexus EV will be based on an existing production model.
Which model remains to be seen, but based on the teaser image above the compact UX SUV seems most likely. After all, it's competing in a segment popular with urban buyers, and is currently offered in the same shade of blue as the car pictured above.
The EV is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Lexus's electrification plans. The brand will roll out a new 'dedicated' electric car built on Toyota's e-TNGA platform in 2022, aimed at markets with more developed EV demand like Europe and parts of the USA.
The first Lexus plug-in hybrids are expected to launch around the same time, while the entire range will be electrified by 2025. Eventually, the company wants "sales of electrified vehicle models to outpace those of conventional internal combustion engine vehicle models".
Australia is behind much of the developed world when it comes to electric and electrified vehicles, but Lexus has seen success with its series hybrid models locally.
The compact UX SUV, mid-sized ES sedan, mid-sized NX SUV, and large RX SUV are all offered with hybrid drivetrains. Around 30 per cent of the brand's volume was hybrid at one point this year, while half of all UX sales feature the electrified powertrain.