The Lexus LF-30 electrified concept may be far from a production car, but you can consider it a blueprint for the multitude of electrified models the Japanese marque plans to roll out before 2030.
First shown at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the LF-30 made its way to Melbourne, Australia, for the first time in November 2020 to serve as a guest of honour at the 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The concept’s visit coincided with Lexus’ announcement it would be bringing the UX300e – its first all-electric production car – to Australia in November 2021.
The UX300e SUV boasts a 54.3kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor capable of 150kW and 300Nm, with up to 400km of range on the NEDC cycle, or up to 315km on the more accurate WLTP cycle.
By comparison, the LF-30’s four in-wheel electric motors make for even more impressive outputs of 400kW and 700Nm, with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 3.8 seconds and range of up to 500km.
The ‘LF’ in its name stands for ‘Lexus Future’ and the car is certainly a nod to what production vehicles might look like in 2030 – with autonomous driving capabilities, an integrated, highly-advanced infotainment interface and even a drone support vehicle.
Now that we have confirmation Lexus is bringing its fully-electrified vision to Australia, we took a look at the LF-30 concept up close and in person to find out what’s in store over the next decade.