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Lexus to preview electrification strategy with Tokyo Motor Show concept

by Byron Hurd

The futuristic concept will showcase the company's plan to electrify its entire lineup by 2025. 

Lexus will bring a "futuristic" concept to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show which will preview the company's electrification strategy for the next decade, the company announced at a media event Thursday.

By 2025, every model (current and forthcoming) in the Lexus lineup will be offered in an electrified variant. Not all of those will be exclusively electric as parent company Toyota has several different electrified powertrain programs at its disposal.

Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, full EV and fuel cell variants are all expected to be part of the final picture, and offerings will likely vary by market and region.

Lexus followed its core brand into electrification in 2009 with the introduction of the HS sedan. The better-known CT hatchback and GS 450h sedan followed in 2011, and new hybrid variants have been offered for various models since.

Currently, the company's flagship LC coupe and LS sedan are both offered with a high-performance hybrid system boasting more than 350 total system horsepower. So far, the company has no dedicated battery-electric- or fuel-cell-powered vehicles, but we expect such introductions will be coming sooner rather than later. Stay tuned.

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