The premium brand of the Toyata group seems to finally begin its turn towards electrification, almost after everyone, with its Lexus LF-Z concept car.
The Japanese group Toyota has just shown the world its latest concept car, while unveiling its electrification plans for the current decade. The objective for the firm is to offer ten vehicles that will not be 100% thermal by 2025.
A future not totally electric
Toyota is not as aggressive as other large automotive groups in its electrification, and it shows. Indeed, even if Lexus has reaffirmed the objective of carbon neutrality by 2050, for the moment, the next twenty vehicles of the brand are far from being exclusively electric: only half of them will be either electric, hybrid or hydrogen powered.
One of the electric concepts for the coming decade is called the Lexus LF-Z, with a futuristic look and clean interior.
Quite classic in concept cars, the interior of the production model will undoubtedly be quite far from what is visible, but the least we can say is that it is radically different from what Lexus offers today. ‘hui.
Artificial intelligence in the car of the future
Behind this concept car are hidden some ideas of the future of mobility according to Lexus, where the car can use an artificial intelligence predicting the destinations where the driver would like to go, or even make restaurant reservations instead of the human behind. the wheel.
In addition to this assistant promised by Lexus, this LF-Z will benefit from technologies already present in many cars today: key on smartphone, door handles that appear when the owner approaches, or even driving aids for a semi. -autonomy.
This shows that in reality, the delay taken by Toyota on electric vehicles will be extremely difficult to catch up: with an almost non-existent offer today, the concepts, -cars of tomorrow seem to struggle to keep up with what the competition offers. by electric car today.