The upcoming 2022 Lexus LQ is a gorgeous luxury crossover that will arrive next year. Generally, this model will be a replacement for the outdated Lexus LX model. That means the LQ model would become the next flagship model. In terms of design, this crossover looks bold and elegant at the same time.
Besides, the all-new LQ shares many of its underpinnings with the LS full-size luxury sedan. So, expect it to ride on a rear-drive platform and to use the same mechanics and the same engines. Toyota trademarked the LQ nameplate in the United States two years ago and at the same time introduced Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept.
2022 Lexus LQ Introduces Advanced Technology
The design of the all-new 2022 Lexus LQ looks similar to that of an RX at first glance. As you may know, RX is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV that provides a beautiful exterior design. Also, this SUV has been characterized as the flagship model over the years.
Although reminiscent of the Lexus RX, the design and exterior body of the 2022 Lexus LQ has been upgraded to look like RX version 2.0. Lexus is merely routing to the same way as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The 2022 model will introduce advanced technology, innovation and the latest evolution of design from Lexus. Like all current Lexus models, the spindle grille is present features a three-dimensional design and LED lighting around the grille.
Lexus is a company that is known consistently for producing high-quality interiors. According to the multiple reports, the new 2022 Lexus LQ will be covered in soft-touch surfaces and upscale materials. However, at this moment, there is no available image that we could analyze it. Still, from many speculations, this model will host the same cabin as the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept. Thanks to that, the LQ should provide plenty of passenger space in both rows.
We hope that the LQ’s cabin will surely come with leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and heated-and-ventilated front seats as standard. We also expect premium options such as heated rear seats, massaging front seats, and a 12.3-inch centre screen with a touchpad controller also seen on the LF-1 model. Contents like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa compatibility, built-in navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, will be standard for sure.
2022 Lexus LQ Could Have More Than 600 Horsepower
As we mentioned, the upcoming 2022 Lexus LQ model will share its underpinnings with the LS full-size luxury sedan. The all-new SUV will undoubtedly use almost the same mechanics and the same engines. The base version will use a 3.4-litre V-6 twin-turbocharged that produces 416 horses and 10-speed automatic transmission.
The latter combination could be a 3.5-litre V-6 and two electric motors that make combined 354 horsepower. This model will probably use a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The last one powertrain which powers F high-performance division could be a twin-turbo V8 engine that will make more than 600 horsepower.
Release Date and Cost
From multiple reports, the upcoming 2022 Lexus LQ will arrive sometime next year as the 2022 model. This model looks futuristic and it will be positioned above the ageing RX model, which means that LQ may become the next flagship SUV.
Moreover, thanks to its unique design, the LQ will definitively become a threat to many nowadays SUVs. In the same category are models such as Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 and Audi RS Q8. However, a high price of $80,000 that can easily pass the $100,000 mark may be the only cons of this SUV.