Lexus will add hybrids, improved infotainment and a convertible version of the LC to its lineup. A shared Mazda platform could end up replacing the RC coupe.
Toyota’s luxury brand will add a convertible performance coupe to its lineup in the second half of 2020 as it looks to take some droptop share from German rivals.
A full redesign of Lexus’ large body-on-frame SUVs — the GX and LX — onto the automaker’s new global F1 platform will wait until 2022 and 2023, respectively. Lexus will look to improve its infotainment offerings — both the function and the interface — to address a known brand weakness and better match those of its luxury competitors.
IS: The brand will face a conundrum with its entry-level compact rear-wheel-drive sports sedan soon, given consumers’ move toward crossovers and SUVs. Sales have declined significantly, but a redesigned IS the second half of 2020 should help stir some interest.
ES: The seventh generation of Lexus’ midsize sedan went on sale in 2018 and will be due for a major freshening in 2022.