Further, the brand has committed to launching “more than 10” new electrified models by 2025, set to join the nine variants already on offer worldwide.
While the 2021 Lexus UX300e electric SUV – launched in Europe late in 2020 – was the Japanese brand’s first battery-electric model, it was underpinned by the same platform as the existing petrol-powered UX200 and hybrid UX250h offerings.
The yet-to-be-named upcoming model – which CarAdvice understands will likely take the form of a mid-size SUV – will be built on a dedicated electric skateboard chassis.
As for the 2021 plug-in hybrid, the vehicle's identity has yet to be confirmed, however it's widely expected to be a 225kW, all-wheel-drive version of the next-generation NX mid-size SUV – likely badged 'NX 450h+', according to leaks earlier this year.
Neither model has so far been guaranteed for the local market, and a spokesperson for Lexus in Australia told CarAdvice: “We cannot confirm anything further at this stage.”
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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