The auto industry is perhaps the most developed in the world. Each year more different models are seeing the light of day. Different segments become more or less popular, depending on the current tendencies.
But the only vehicle type that always has a positive trend is the pickup segment. During this year pickup trucks have been noted to grow from 4.7 percent. This evidence inspires serious companies to get involved in the competition.
It is not sufficient any longer for a truck to be powerful and durable. Tendencies are showing that people are eager to pay more money than before to enjoy luxury too. Ford and GM noticed that also and joined the club with their models F-150 Limited and Sierra Denali. And here and now, Toyota is planning to pick up the race with its premium brand Lexus.
There is a lot of rumors lately that the new Lexus pickup truck will possibly be on the market in 2023. The Lexus is very well-known for its deluxe style. This means that the upcoming pickup truck will definitely be in the segment of luxury trucks in the car market. The car’s plan may not be too far away from the LX 570 models from Lexus.
Lexus Pickup Truck – Possible Exterior and Interior Design
Making the Lexus Pickup Truck should not be difficult for Toyota Motor Corporation from a technical point of view. The new model will be built on a Hilux pickup. This model has previously shown its consistency and performance around the globe.
Frontend and side curves will probably be the same as in LX 570 SUV. The honeycomb air inlet will be in line with familiar Lexus headlights. The daily LED lighting will also increase the aggressive look of the new model. The Lexus emblem will be set in the middle of the grille.
The interior will be totally copied from the Lexus SUV lineup. A mixture of high-tech structures and leather and real wood details will bring extravagance inside the truck. Coziness will be closer to a sedan than to a truck model. Features like Navigation, SiriusXM Radio, Weather, and Traffic Info will be in a standard offer. The Mark Levinson Premium Audio System will also be included.
Lexus Pickup Truck – Powertrain
As the new Lexus Pickup Truck is still in the emerging phase it is undefined what engine will come as standard. The potential setting is that Toyota decides to go with one diesel and one petrol possibility. If that happens, a 2.8-liter turbodiesel mill could be one of the options. That engine is very much powerful and can deliver 179 horsepower and 337 lb-ft of torque.
The petrol type should be 4.0-liter V6, Dual VVT-i with 285 hp (213 kW) and 289 lb-ft (392 Nm). The all-wheel-drive system will be an offer and the transmission will have a six-speed, manual or automatic gearbox.
Debut and Price
The last but not the least detail left to discuss upon Lexus’s upcoming pickup are the release date and the price. There is a strong indication so far regarding the possible release date of the truck.
It may be offered by Lexus at the end of this year or late 2023 as a concept. This pickup’s year model will most likely be this year, but it will not be available until 2023 for purchase.
If it sees the daylight, the price of this deluxe truck won’t be trivial. Having in mind the costs of its possible opponents like Mercedes X-Class or F-150 Limited, the new Lexus Pickup Truck could arrive with a price between $40,000 and $50,000.
At the moment, it is not much but the rumors and thoughts about the possibly new pickup truck manufactured by Lexus are very exciting.