That will likely change in the future as Lexus’ executive advisor, Jeff Bracken, told Wards Auto “We will absolutely work to improve mileage through additional hybrids in our product mix.” Bracken declined to say which models are in for the hybrid treatment but the company only offers a few vehicles without the option. They include the IS, RC, GX and LX.
When asked about the possibility of a pure electric vehicle, Bracken suggested the company would “eventually have an electrified option.” He went on to say this could be a plug-in hybrid, an electric vehicle or a fuel-cell vehicle.
Speaking of the latter, Bracken implied an FCV was all but official as he stated “There is a chance of a future fuel-cell-powered Lexus, although the timing of that announcement has not yet been determined. All I can say is, stay tuned.”
Besides talking about eco-friendly models, Bracken said Lexus doesn’t have any plans to introduce a car which would cost less than $30,000. He also ruled out entering the A- and B-segments.
While the company doesn’t have any intentions of producing compact models besides the upcoming UX, Bracken said the LF-1 Limitless concept represents one of the gaps the company is trying to fill in its lineup. Bracken has been pushing for a production version of the concept and the company recently filed an application for LQ moniker.