The upcoming 2021 Lexus LQ is a stylish SUV that will bring a more luxurious experience than any model from this manufacturer. From the information that we got, the forthcoming model will replace the outdated Lexus LX as the company’s flagship SUV.
The design looks futuristic, and it seems to be inspired by the LC sports car. Interestingly, the new SUV will share its platform and mechanics with the LS sedan. That means we could see the same two powertrain options under the new Lexus LQ.
2021 Lexus LQ Exterior
In terms of design, the new 2021 Lexus LQ features a beautiful appearance. As we mentioned, this SUV will replace the Lexus LX and will probably be the next company’s flagship SUV.
Drawing design cues from the famous LC coupe and Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept, the LQ should provide the same attractiveness. This model features a very stylish front fascia similar that we saw on the Lexus RX model. It also hosts several existing Lexus elements, like a spindle grille with a 3-dimensional layout and even the same illumination around the grille.
The latest 2021 Lexus LQ is a futuristic SUV that looks very stylish inside. According to the latest news, the all-new SUV will share an infotainment system and connectivity features with the LS model. That suggests a 12.3-inch center screen with a touchpad controller and desirable content includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa compatibility, built-in navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and more.
Besides, the cabin should also provide great comfort. Lexus is a famous automaker that consistently produced high-quality interiors, and this time will use soft-touch surfaces and upscale materials.
Like most Lexus vehicles, the new SUV will feature a long list of features. It includes safety features such as adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist.
2021 Lexus LQ Powertrain Specs
From many gossips, the forthcoming 2021 Lexus LQ might inherit powertrains from the LS. That means we could see the same traditional gasoline engine as well as a hybrid variant.
The base model that powers LS variants is a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 delivering 416 horses. This engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic. The latter combination will probably be a hybrid that consists of a 3.5-liter V-6 and two electric motors that generate a combined 354 horsepower. Unlike the first engine, this unit will come with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Both models are expected to be available with rear- or all-wheel drive is optional.
The gas-powered LS with a conventional engine provides 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. However, a hybrid is rated at up to 25 mpg city and 33 highway. We cannot wait to see official figures for the LQ.
Release Date and Price
The release date of 2021 Lexus LQ’s will be most likely to happen at some point next year. As mentioned, this SUV features attractive and futuristic styling, followed by two powerful engines. According to many rumors, the new model will cost around $80,000.