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Old 23rd August 2019, 10:03   #1
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Default First Lexus EV to be a Hatchback

First Lexus EV will be urban-focused hatchback.

The urban-friendly hatch will debut in concept car form at this year's Tokyo motor show.

The new EV will be a tall, boxy hatch suited to crowded urban environments, and its design will be previewed by a concept set to debut at the 2019 Tokyo motor show in October.

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Inspiration is expected to be taken from the brand's LF-SA concept of 2015, albeit updated with more production intent.
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We feel that our future could resemble this design.
Engineers are designing a platform to underpin electric cars. It will likely be shared with Toyota, Lexus’s parent company. The two brands jointly plan to launch 10 electric models by 2025.

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Final design hasn’t yet been signed off by Toyota president Akio Toyoda, but the spindle grille won’t disappear completely.
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Interesting that Lexus is moving to EVs. They had got too focused on hydrogen powered vehicles and were ignoring true EVs. Though I am a Lexus fan I want to beg, nay entreat, nay plead at their feet to revamp their frontal design team.

Dear Lexus Chairman,

As a loyal customer I say keep the spindle if it gives you satisfaction of uniqueness but please, pretty please, stop designing the frontis piece to look like a demonic fish about to devour a hapless one. Amen.

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