Lexus Super SUV Could Pop Up In 2021 As Lamborghini Urus Rival

Lexus might expand their high-riding vehicle family with a new flagship model that’s aimed at the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX et al.

This piece of information comes from Japan’s Spyder7, which claims that Toyota’s luxury brand might unveil it during a major automotive event in 2020, before launching it the year after.

Believed to have been previewed by the LF-1 Limitless Concept, the yet-to-be-named SUV will allegedly sit on the TNGA platform, and be 5,000 mm (197 in) long, 1,980 mm (78 in) wide and 1,590 mm (63 in) tall, with a 2,974 mm (117 in) wheelbase, which would make it slightly shorter, narrower and lower than the Lamborghini Urus.

Also Read: Lexus Execs Want A Production Version Of The LF-1 Limitless Concept Really Bad

Base models will reportedly be powered by the LS 500’s twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, albeit with a tad more power, at 430 PS (424 hp / 316 kW). The same engine might be coupled to a couple of electric motors for a hybrid variant.

As for the top-of-the-line flavor, this is said to use a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. This is the unit that might power the rumored LS F sedan, and in Lexus’ high-riding vehicle, it’ll allegedly produce an impressive 670 PS (661 hp / 493 kW). That would make it 20 PS (20 hp / 15 kW) more powerful than the Lamborghini Urus, which sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds and tops out at 305 km/h (190 mph).

If such a super SUV gets the green light for production, it will offer a very luxurious interior, jammed with the brand’s latest technologies.

Note: Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept pictured

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  • SpongeBob99Swell

    So the production version of the LF-1 Limitless could end up being a 661 horsepower Lamborghini Urus rival you say?

    Yes!… this sounds interesting…. make it!..

  • eb110americana

    Wouldn’t a high-horsepower Lexus SUV more likely be cross shopped with AMG and M SUVs?

    • Ary Wisesa

      Maybe they aim it much higher. Just like the LFA that was made to compete with no less than Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, probably they want to make it a super SUV. To do just that, I think the LQ (I heard that Lexus has already registered “LQ” name in the US), must use carbon fiber body and very powerful Turbo V8 or high performance hybrid V8.

  • TheBelltower

    Seriously… wtf is this garbage pictured? Hopefully with the actual SUV, Toyota will have better sense than this.

    • Mr. EP9

      That’s a concept they made. I expect to see that grill on a production model in the near future.

      • TheBelltower

        I haven’t used the word “spazzy” in years. But that’s how I describe this kind of design.

        • Seats & a steering wheel

          I saw this car in the metal in Melbourne earlier this month, it looks AMAZING, none of you have a clue what you’re talking about.

          • TheBelltower

            This design language looks terrible on all of their vehicles. Speaking mostly of the front mess, there is no way a more nightmarish and overwrought version of it would look better in person.

  • sidewaysspin

    That front could’ve come from Alpha Centauri.

  • Rani

    With the front clip of the car toned down this would be a huge hit for Lexus. A Lamborghini rival would be very interesting indeed but I wonder if they make more money making it a 7-seater?

    Then again if they decide to do this I won’t stop em.

  • Dude

    That would be cool. As of now their flagship SUV (arguably the more important flagship) is the LX. A gigantic, dated, yet unbelievably reliable tank. An LFX or something on the GA-L platform would probably bring more people to the brand than the LC and LS do.

  • Honda NSX-R

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Astonman

    i was hoping it would be a Range Rover competitor…

  • Bring it on, Lexus!

  • They can do it as they have shown in the past, question is will they really do it..

  • getoffme

    Not gonna happen. The rumors about a twin turbo v8 is all BS.

  • Craig

    I guess I better start loving SUV’s. [Whether I want to or not]

  • ErnieB

    I they think they fully capable of making another super uber ugly as sin suv..

    • paulgdeaton

      Proof positive that the designers of the Pontiac Aztec got a job at Lexus…

  • dumblikeyou2

    This already looks like it will go the way the Acura ZDX did.

  • OptixGuru

    I love that as soon as Acura canceled their ZDX, Honda the Crosstour and now Infiniti their QX70…. ALL the damn automakers are coming up with that exact same style, concept, or trying to launch their idea as an “original” one.

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