In the class of full-size SUVs, Lexus sells the well-known LX model. However, the Japanese manufacturer is about to offer a full-size crossover as well, something that can provide better on-road driving characteristics and compete with German rivals with more success. That’s why we are eagerly waiting to see the new LQ model. According to the latest reports, the Japanese manufacturer is also working on a hi-performance version of this model, which should come as the 2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport.
At this point, not many details are known about this model. Still, if we look at other Lexus models with this badge, we can make some predictions. Of course, we would see all kinds of modifications compared to the standard model. This would include a lot of mechanical and aesthetical upgrades, but big novelties are about to come under the hood as well. Allegedly, Lexus will finally introduce a new twin-turbo V8.
It’s still early to talk about the 2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport release date, but we presume that this version could come along with the standard model, sometime in the next year.
2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport Engine
The company’s new crossover will bring a lot of new powertrain options to the table. Standard models are expected to come with a 3.4-liter V6, which puts out around 414 horsepower. Also, it’s hard to imagine a Lexus without a hybrid powertrain in the offer. We would probably see the same setup as in the LS sedan, which features a system based on a 3.5-liter V6, with a total output of 354 horsepower.
On the other hand, the 2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport specs would be significantly different. As we already mentioned, this model is expected to come with the company’s new twin-turbo V8. This engine is about to feature 4.0 liters in displacement, while the max output should go around 650 horsepower, reports say. Such numbers guarantee impressive performances.
2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport Design
When it comes to the overall design, the 2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport will be heavily based on the standard model. This would mean a typical crossover, unibody layout, with a focus on on-road performance. We that the production model will heavily rely on the LF-1 Limitless Concept, which presented some pretty spectacular aesthetical solutions.
Of course, the 2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport would come with all kinds of upgrades. First of all, we would see a lot of new mechanics. One of the things that come to mind first is the suspension setup. Count on sporty components, as well as on lower ground clearance. Furthermore, we should also see new, bigger brakes. Some sources even suggest some high-performance features, such as limited-slip differential and similar things.
Naturally, we also count on exclusive styling details, which will accentuate the model’s high-performance character. We presume this version would feature an even sportier look, with more aggressive bumpers, unique trimming, upgraded wheels and tires, exhaust tips etc.
Visual upgrades will come to the inside as well. Still, the overall cabin design won’t be different compared to the standard model. We count on the same seating configuration and overall design. On the other hand, we have no doubt that Lexus designers will accentuate the model’s high-performance character with all kinds of details, starting from color schemes, materials, trim, seats, steering wheel etc.
As this is about to be a range-topping version of the crossover, we have no doubt it will come with a full load of standard equipment. This particularly refers to tech goodies. So, we expect to see the 2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport standard with things like a massive infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa compatibility, built-in navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot and many more.
We have no doubt that the 2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport will also come with a full pack of safety and driver-assistance features. More details should come soon.
2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport Release Date and Price
If we can trust the latest reports, this model could arrive already in the next year. When it comes to the 2022 Lexus LQ F-Sport price, we have no doubt that this version will cost over 100.000 dollars. On the other hand, base versions will probably cost around $80.000. Key competitors will be hi-performance versions of models like BMW X7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS.