Lexus' first battery-electric vehicle will make its global debut at the annual auto show in the south China city of Guangzhou.
“The new vehicle was tailor-made for the Chinese and European markets to meet local consumers’ increasing demand for pure electric vehicles,” Lexus’ China office said.
Lexus did not release other details about the EV ahead of the introduction.
At the Tokyo auto show in October, the luxury brand of Toyota Motor Corp. said it would launch the first plug-in hybrid vehicle and a dedicated battery EV platform “early in the coming decade.” It also plans to introduce electrified versions for every model by 2025.
Lexus has maintained double-digit sales growth in China this year. In the first ten months, local deliveries advanced 22 percent to 160,914.
With annual sales of 160,468, Lexus was the fifth largest global luxury car brand in China last year, following Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Cadillac.