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Lexus is looking to expand their NX lineup by adding more hybrid versions to go with the NX300h.

Toyota has filed trademark applications in Europe for a NX450h+ and NX350h:

NX450h+ (https://euipo.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/trademarks/018225989)
NX350h (https://euipo.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/trademarks/018225754)

Based on the + designation the NX450h+ could be Lexus' version of the RAV4 Prime as a plug-in hybrid. If that's the case this would be Lexus' first PHEV. Toyota/Lexus continue to be really slow in moving towards fully electric vehicles but this would be a step in the right direction.

But It's not just hybrid versions that are coming for the NX. Toyota has also filed trademarks in the US for a NX250 and NX350:

NX250 (Trademark Status & Document Retrieval)
NX350 (Trademark Status & Document Retrieval)
 

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Interesting to see the 450h+ for Europe. Curious if it will be in the US too.
I also wonder about the US NX250 and NX350. Will those be just new names for the same models, or all new powertrains?
 

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Lexus isn't really playing in this segment until they offer a pure BEV like Ford is doing, in my opinion. Lexus/Toyota had such a lead in electrification with efforts like the Prius, but they have been falling behind in recent years when it comes to bringing EVs to market.
 

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Lexus isn't really playing in this segment until they offer a pure BEV like Ford is doing, in my opinion. Lexus/Toyota had such a lead in electrification with efforts like the Prius, but they have been falling behind in recent years when it comes to bringing EVs to market.
It actually seems more like they'll see it when they believe it. Toyota have doubled down on their belief that they don't think BEV's are really practical yet, so are only interested in hybrids.
 

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It actually seems more like they'll see it when they believe it. Toyota have doubled down on their belief that they don't think BEV's are really practical yet, so are only interested in hybrids.
That's fine, they just won't get my business in the meantime! I'm a believer that EVs are the future, and even more radically, that we have a social imperative to move to EVs as soon as we can in segments where they are appropriate. I don't need to add local emissions when I'm just going to work or the grocery store.
 

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It actually seems more like they'll see it when they believe it. Toyota have doubled down on their belief that they don't think BEV's are really practical yet, so are only interested in hybrids.
I have a feeling they have something up their sleeve for a full BEV. They're just biding their time like you say until they think it's worth. I'd be shocked if a company as large as them doesn't have something in the works.
 

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I have a feeling they have something up their sleeve for a full BEV. They're just biding their time like you say until they think it's worth. I'd be shocked if a company as large as them doesn't have something in the works.
Toyota said last year that there will be six new EVs released between 2020 through 2025. But no BEV listed, just HEV, PHEV, and FCEV.
Honda seemed less exuberant, they cancelled the insight, and their target is 2030 for EVs (no details on the implementation).
what are their reservations? who knows.
 

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Toyota said last year that there will be six new EVs released between 2020 through 2025. But no BEV listed, just HEV, PHEV, and FCEV.
Honda seemed less exuberant, they cancelled the insight, and their target is 2030 for EVs (no details on the implementation).
what are their reservations? who knows.
For me it's been one of the most interesting things to follow in the industry because I would've thought for sure Honda and/or Toyota would be leading the charge for EVs.
 

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It actually seems more like they'll see it when they believe it. Toyota have doubled down on their belief that they don't think BEV's are really practical yet, so are only interested in hybrids.
Toyota is also focused largely on the now, as they've explained. So is just part of a long proven business model.

I can't wait for production versions of these:
toyota-ev-concepts.jpg
 
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