But what, if i told you that lexus could be re entering the wagon market? Music welcome back luxuriously! If you are excited that lexus could be making a new wagon make sure to smash a like button subscribe as this story develops and heading on over to a japanese website called car sensor.net shooting break that lexus seeks. Хорошо, i don’t really expect a shooting break in like a coupe form, but it’s possible. Let’S read this little caption here, although there is no shadow or shape yet meaning it’s a ways off guys. But toyota is considering the development of a new fr platform front engine, Задние, Колесо, drive and it will be used for is class cars. It is said that the plan will include wagons and suvs and they expect a shooting break well. Я, not expecting a shooting break, but a wagon and an suv and a sedan as well as extremely promising. Now keep in mind. We have seen a wagon and a lexus before it was in the first generation lexus is. It was called the sport cross and it ran from 2002 Кому 2005. in japan. It was called well, they didn’t have lexus until 2005., so it was based off of the toyota altezza gita, and that thing also came in full four wheel drive. If you were in other parts of the world, we didn’t get four wheel drive in our sport, crosshairs rear wheel, drive only. We also got the 2jz the inline six, a legendary 2jz with about 217 horsepower 218 pound feet of torque.
It was mated only to a five speed automatic here in the united states. Other places you could get the is 200 which had a really small inline six, the one gfe it’s a new engine. I don’t think i’ve seen that one here stateside, but that engine had about 155 horsepower or so, but you could also get that one in four wheel drive and a six speed manual, pretty crazy that you had all these different variations around the world. Whether it was the is 300 sport cross or the four wheel drive manual transmission, altezza gita in japan, but they’re all really the same. Car and fans of lexus and of wagons have been clamoring for them to re, enter the wagon market, and this is the first time guys that we have heard this and there’s a lot more information here. So let’s get back into. It is the gal platform, a failure if you’re not familiar with the gal platform or the tngal platform, the lexus ls, the lexus lc and the brand new, as well as the toyota crown, but we also have the new toyota. Mirai that’s also be based off this tnga l platform and let’s dig in onto why they think it could be a failure. So they’re saying it became clear that the gal platform used for the ls and crown is heavy and difficult to measure, Или, i would say, maybe also difficult to manipulate and customize and scale. Now they’re saying this new platform could also house a new v8 engine which would be the twin turbo v8, but don’t get your hopes up as everything in the future.
If this platform is three years away to replace the current is, then i don’t see v8s. Знаешь, Конечно, taking place so take that one with extra extra salt, but the lexus lcf was intended to be the ultimate sports car, assuming that a high performance suv such as the lf1 concept, То есть. Почему? I think the lf1 at this point in time has been put on hold because they’re they’re having issues with this gal platform, it’s too heavy and it’s not as flexible as they need it to be, which is pretty short sighted for lexus or who knows it’s it’s Hard to imagine that lexus would make such a fatal error in the gal platform. К счастью, the tnga platform is very scalable in general, with the front wheel, drive models, but it looks like they’re having issues with the rear, Колесо, drive models and that’s, probably also the reason why we don’t have a new is and a new rc it’s possible, Хорошо. Let’S keep reading, it has become heavier meaning the gal platform has become heavier, and these two models are now in storage they’re, not as high performance as they want them, or need them to be they’re, not meeting the like standards. Alexis would rather put millions if not billions, of dollars in a shed somewhere, if it’s not up to their standards, Хорошо, what’s, this identity of the newly developed front engine rear platform, the gl platform again has become a a speed bump in terms of weight and Costs and is facing a situation where it cannot be used by downgraded vehicles so that’s why they it’s such it’s, so darn expensive.
They can only justify selling cars that are 80 plus grand based on that platform. It just doesn’t make sense they need it much more. Affordable and that’s why we’ve heard rumors that lexus could be working with mazda that’s still a possibility, but lexus probably wants to develop their own platform, so this new platform will be featured in the next generation. Lexus is, and its derivatives. Хорошо, what? What does the derivatives mean? Хорошо, it would also mean the new rc, coupe they’re, saying wagons and suvs. Прежде всего, the most exciting thing for me is that the is and rc potentially have life. Хорошо, i just made a video this week on how the sedan and coop market is shrinking, really really quick. The japanese still are fighting strong in those trenches but i’m like well. The lexus is, and rc could be victims potentially in this crazy crossover. Craze of the market that is but having a wagon would be absolutely phenomenal. We know what at least i think wagons are one of the best looking form factors. Heck porsche is doing a tycon wagon right now and i think that just looks like a missile. They don’t think that the rc will have another v8. Хорошо, that means rcf. They do think the v6 twin turbo is conceivable, but they probably need to be in a new platform to absorb that large large setup. I mean the v8 is big but i’m thinking that the v6 turbo might be even more space than the v8.
If you guys are hoping it’s coming soon, like i said earlier, it’s going to be a long time, they’re saying after 2023. Хорошо, that makes sense, because the first product that this would likely be applied to this new platform would be a next generation is which it just got refreshed, so that won’t be until 2023, Сооо 2024 model year more than likely um. Конечно, we would see the 2.4 straight turbo that is supposedly being works. Вокруг 300 horsepower over 300 pound feet of torque just depending on how they want to tune it. Wagon lexus could be happening again and just as exciting. The fact that they’re talking about a next generation is an rc is like a sigh of relief. We can take a breath of fresh air, the is isn’t going anywhere. На самом деле, we might be getting a wagon out of it, and that is phenomenal. Christmas comes early this year and news has been slow but that’s, Хорошо, because if we get a nugget like this, i can talk about it for hours and i have to let you guys go because i’m talking too much as as normal, so guys have a wonderful Day, take care of yourselves love yourselves as well as your family and your neighbors and have a wonderful day.