Toyota Motor Corporation has filed a series of new trademarks in Europe and Australia, hinting at a new electric model for its Lexus luxury subsidiary.
The Japanese car manufacturer has also filed a trademark application for the HZ300e with IP Australia under Class 12 (Automobiles and components thereof).
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At this point, it’s unclear what this new electric Lexus model might look like. The luxury Japanese currently has two fully electric models – the UX 300e and that RZ 450e – both of which are SUVs and are offered in Australia.
Earlier this year Lexus has trademarked the TZ450e and TZ550e in Europewhich probably indicates a larger three-row counterpart to the RZ.
With this in mind, the new Lexus HZ could potentially be placed below the RZ. It could also possibly be a passenger car instead of a crossover.
Toyota announced this at the beginning of the year Bring ten new electric cars onto the market by 2026By then, 1.5 million pure electric vehicles will be sold worldwide.
Lexus also revealed this Electric sedan LF-ZC and electric crossover concept LF-ZL at this year’s Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo. The former is scheduled to be released internationally in 2026.
By 2030, Lexus will stop selling internal combustion engine vehicles in regions such as North America, Europe and China. From 2035, Lexus will only sell electric vehicles worldwide.