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Lexus announced a crossover with an innovative all-wheel drive

08 December 2020, Tuesday By Victoria Frolova
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In 2021, the Japanese brand will show an electric crossover with a new Direct4 all-wheel drive control system.

Lexus has published a teaser of the new electric crossover, which should give an idea of the design of future production cars of the Japanese brand, as well as their technologies. The car will premiere early next year.

Lexus has published a teaser of the new electric crossover

The concept car, whose name has not yet been announced, will be built on the e-TNGA platform, an electric modification of Toyota's new global architecture. It will be the first car to receive a fundamentally new Direct4 all-wheel-drive system, which will have an electric motor on each axis, combined with a drive axle.

Lexus noted that the system constantly monitors the even distribution of traction between the front and rear axles, and also provides braking force on all four wheels. Direct4 will be able to adapt both to specific road conditions and to the driver's driving style. The solutions used in Direct4, the manufacturers added, will improve handling and stability on the road, as well as reduce the level of vibrations and noise.

Plus, on the new concept car, Lexus will show the design direction that the Japanese will follow when creating future electric cars. Characteristic features of such cars will be a pronounced X-shaped front part, as well as the absence of a radiator grille.

Last November, Lexus introduced the UX 300e compact crossover, which became the first model of the Japanese brand with an all-electric powertrain. The only electric motor with a capacity of 204 HP and a set of lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 54.3 kWh, which allow you to drive up to 400 kilometers on a single charge.

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