- Toyota has filed emblems with the European Mental Property Workplace (EIPO) for variations of the “TZ” identify, as reported by InsideEVs.
- The emblems embrace Lexus TZ450e and Lexus TZ550e, which we predict are seemingly names for a completely electrical different to the brand new three-row Lexus TX.
- The Lexus TZ will most likely share a platform with Toyota’s upcoming three-row EV that is anticipated to be known as bZ5X and start being constructed someday in 2025.
It is all however confirmed that Lexus has a three-row electrical SUV within the works. What will probably be known as remains to be up within the air, nonetheless, it seems to be seemingly that such a mannequin will put on the “TZ” badge. That hypothesis relies on trademark purposes that Toyota just lately filed with the European Mental Property Workplace (EIPO), which was reported by InsideEVs.
Among the many purposes that have been filed earlier this week, Toyota utilized for emblems to “Lexus TZ450e” and “Lexus TZ550e.” The “T” in these names counsel it could possibly be related in measurement to the just lately revealed Lexus TX, which options three rows of seats and three powertrains, together with two hybrid setups. The “Z” is what Lexus makes use of to establish its totally electrical fashions, such because the compact RZ SUV.
Maybe extra telling than both of these extrapolations concerning the potential physique kind and powertrain the Lexus TZ could have is the truth that Toyota has already introduced plans to construct a three-row electrical SUV beginning someday in 2025. Based mostly on the Toyota bZ5X idea, we count on the manufacturing mannequin to share that identify and its platform with an inevitable Lexus-branded model. Judging by as we speak’s information, the latter will use the “TZ” prefix.
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