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Lexus Unveils Next-Gen BEVs LF-ZC and LF-ZL for 2026 Launch

Source: Lexus

Tokyo, Japan - At the Japan Mobility Show 2023, Lexus unveiled its upcoming battery electric vehicle (BEV) concepts, the LF-ZC and LF-ZL, which will be launched in 2026. 

This aligns with Lexus' goal of becoming a fully electric brand by 2035.

The Key Points

  • Next-generation BEVs: The LF-ZC and LF-ZL BEVs are expected to be launched in 2026.
  • Software: A software platform, "Arene OS," will facilitate updates and advanced safety features.
  • Materials: Bamboo, known for its rapid growth and CO2 absorption, will be used in these concepts.

Electric Vehicle Specifications:

The LF-ZC is designed to offer improved driving dynamics and new services. The LF-ZL aims to provide a cohesive interface between mobility, the individual, and societal elements.

Software developments:

The "Arene OS" will enable continuous software updates, including safety enhancements. 

The system uses advanced AI for next-generation voice recognition capabilities.

Sustainability and materials:

Bamboo will be used in vehicle designs, in line with circular economy principles, due to its growth rate and CO2 absorption properties.

Manufacturing techniques:

Lexus plans to adopt a new modular structure through gigacasting, a manufacturing method that could significantly reduce capital costs for factory setups.

Technology components:

The new models will feature a digitized Intelligent Cockpit and use the DIRECT4 all-wheel drive system. 

In addition, high-performance prismatic batteries are expected, potentially doubling the range of existing BEVs.

Strategic considerations:

Integrating advanced technology and new manufacturing techniques underscores Lexus' long-term focus on sustainability and innovation. 

Given Lexus' goal to achieve carbon neutrality, this aligns with market trends that emphasize environmentally conscious consumption. 

The strategy can place Lexus in a competitive position within the luxury electric vehicle sector.