Toyota's new concepts include a sleek GT3 racer, a rugged plug-in hybrid Lexus NX crossover, a hydrogen-powered Lexus recreational buggy and a sporty GRMN Yaris hot hatchback.
Akio Toyoda showed several Lexus-badged EVs at a December event in Japan. But which of them will end up on sale in the U.S., and when, remains unclear.
Lexus cars will "express the evolution of the automobile brought about by electrification," the brand's president Koji Sato said.
The RZ will have an all-wheel-drive system that can switch between front, rear wheel drive or all-wheel-drive to improve cornering and road holding.
The new RZ crossover propels Lexus into the all-electric age as a driver's EV that focuses on responsive driving dynamics as well as everyday utility.
Lexus is sticking with a spindle motif. But going forward, it will be structurally incorporated into the solid body paneling. Say so long to the spindle grille; say hello to the "spindle body."
The fifth-generation Lexus RX repackages the top-selling nameplate on a new platform with four new drivetrains that Lexus says will make it as fun as it is practical to drive.
Lexus' new high-tech yoke steer-by-wire system will be optioned in the upcoming RZ all-electric crossover and offered to U.S. drivers.
Four powertrains, including Lexus' first plug-in hybrid, are available on the second-generation NX luxury compact crossover.