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Toyota files trademark applications for “LFR” and “Lexus LFR” in Europe

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Toyota has recently filed trademark applications for the “LFR” and “Lexus LFR” in Europe. What makes this interesting is the use of the “LF” naming structure. “LF” stands for “Lexus Future” and is used in many concept cars, such as the LF-1 Limitless SUV concept.

The letter “LF” itself only appears on one production car, the LFA supercar made from 2011-2013. However, there is no concept called LFR, and it is not known what this letter R means. There are two possibilities, it could mean a Roadster, or a high-performance variant, like the one used by Ford, Honda, and Jaguar.

Lexus in December 2021 showed an EV concept with styling similar to the LFA. This is one of 15 concepts launched by Lexus and Toyota for its future models.

Toyota and Lexus plan to launch 30 electric models globally by 2030. Dubbed the Lexus Electrified Sport, the concept features a solid-state battery that allows a battery range of 400 miles, plus an electric motor that’s claimed to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less time. of two seconds.

Lexus has indicated that all of the concepts launched in late 2021 are by no means final, but Lexus hasn’t given a timeline for when the production version of the Electrified Sport will arrive.

Production versions of the Electrified SUV and Electrified Sedan concepts launched alongside the Electrified Sport are also expected to be in the works, with 2+2 convertible and wagon variants of the sedan concept as well.

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