Toyota and Lexus will each have vehicles making global premieres at the Shanghai auto show set to begin on April 19, Toyota Motor Corp. said this week.
The Toyota-badged model will be a midsize electric crossover. The vehicle was developed on the Toyota New Global Architecture for electrified vehicles, known as the e-TNGA architecture for short.
"The highly recognizable and youthful design language, and the creation of an interior space that is closely integrated with technology and humanistic care will all interpret the Toyota brand's new thinking on all-round electric mobility," Toyota said of the EV, without disclosing additional details on the vehicle.
Lexus will introduce an updated ES midsize sedan. "The new design highlights will bring a warmer luxury travel experience for Chinese users," Lexus said of the ES changes. In addition, it will display the LF-Z concept first revealed online on March 30.
In China, Toyota builds and markets vehicles for the Toyota brand with local partners China FAW Group Corp. and GAC Motor Co. All Lexus models sold in China are imported from Japan and the United States.
In 2020, Toyota Motor delivered 1.8 million vehicles under the Toyota and Lexus brands in China, an increase of 11 percent from a year earlier, Toyota’s China unit said, without breaking down volume for the two brands.