The upcoming 2023 Lexus LQ is the company’s newest SUV. Lexus plans to make it a flagship SUV in the coming years. This model will draw elements from the LS sedan and LC coupe. The result is a very stylish and handsome SUV with modern design. The price will start at above $70k and expect plenty of luxury on the inside.
Lexus’ LF-1 concept will also have a great impact on the LQ model. Whatsoever, this SUV will wear similar styling and it will offer almost the same exterior features. Its arrival is still unknown but we expect it to go on sale later next year.
2023 LQ What is It?
The original story appeared a couple of days ago. However, Lexus planned this model a lot earlier. However, the Coronavirus paused all of the developments and announcements. Even the sale dates will have to be rescheduled. The upcoming 2023 Lexus LQ should arrive later in 2021. The manufacturer has big plans for its LQ model and the plan is to make it a flagship SUV.
First information is more than enough to realize that the LQ has the potential to become the company’s best-selling model. It is an SUV that will rival models from Audi, Range Rover, BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes. The price won’t be affordable but it will be a luxurious model with so much to offer. Here’s what we know so far.
Exterior and Interior Details
The approaching 2023 Lexus LQ will borrow a lot of styling cues and elements from LS sedan and LC coupe variants. Moreover, some cues will be taken from the Lexus’ LF-1 Limitless concept. The concept is a couple of years old so don’t expect exactly the same features. However, the idea is the same. Let’s say that the LS sedan will have the biggest impact on the new LQ SUV. To be honest, we don’t know how the all-new model will look like. Spy shots are not available and all we have is the concept photos. The LF-1 concept is a luxury model with 22-inch wheels and bolder design. The spindle grille is available, along with the LED headlights around the grille. The rear part hosts a split spoiler and a sharp rear bumper.
The Interior will look more futuristic than the exterior design. The 2023 LQ SUV will offer room for five passengers and a high level of comfort. The manufacturer will remove distracting analog knobs and buttons that you can find in current Lexus models. Instead, the Japanese manufacturer will offer motion-activated control. The cabin looks very unique and it offers LED lights. The pilot-style instrument display is another unique feature, but this is something we saw in the concept.
Engine Lineup Borrowed From The LS Sedan
The LF-1 Limitless concept is a few years old but it had an idea of a longitudinal engine. However, the 2023 Lexus LQ will share its platform with the LS sedan. Moreover, LQ will borrow the engine from the LS model. It is a turbo V6 that can produce 416 horsepower. Optionally, LQ will offer a 355hp hybrid powertrain. Even the high-performance F model could be in the offer. If that really happens, LQ F will deploy a twin-turbo V8 and it will produce over 600 horses.
2023 Lexus LQ Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2023 Lexus LQ will hit the dealerships at some point in 2021. Most likely, this luxury SUV will go on sale in the second half of the year. The price should start at around $80,000. This SUV will offer numerous trim levels, hybrid powertrain, and its high-performance version. For that reason, some variants will surely cost almost $100,000.