A significant portion of Toyota and Lexus future product plans have been leaked online by All Car News.
Reportedly taken at a recent dealer conference, the snapshot of a presentation slide shows, amongst others, the 86 sports coupe which will be renamed GR86 for its next iteration. It will pack a 191kW turbocharged engine and expected to arrive in July 2021.
Also arriving in 2021 is the updated Toyota Camry ahead of a full model change scheduled for 2024, while the closely related Toyota Avalon (not available in Australia) will receive an update in 2022.
On the Lexus front, the luxury marque will introduce the high-performance LC F featuring a new twin-turbo V8 of undisclosed output. As for its sedans, the ES and flagship LS will get a refresh in 2022.
Meanwhile, the lackluster GS will be discontinued to make way for a ‘Lexus version of the rear-wheel drive Mirai sedan’ (above), borrowing its electric fuel-cell powertrain and underpinned by the premium rear-wheel drive version of the TNGA platform.
The Lexus IS also gets to live for another generation and due in 2021. It will be joined by the next-generation Lexus NX which will be based on the TNGA-K platform and comes with five powertrain options, along with a massive 14-inch infotainment screen. The larger RX will also get a revamp with an all-new model arriving in 2023.
According to the report, Lexus’ popular LX luxury off-roader will move further upmarket with a twin-turbo V8 to go head-to-head with the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, while a lesser twin-turbo V6 hybrid will also feature when it arrives in 2022.
Interestingly, the Toyota Land Cruiser on which the Lexus LX has traditionally been based on will turn into a stripped-out hardcore off-road model, ditching its luxury accoutrements to further separate itself from the LX.