Lexus will introduce an electrified all-wheel-drive system with extremely exact torque vectoring in its subsequent technology of hybrid and electrical automobiles, the automaker mentioned Monday.
Referred to as Direct4, the system is designed to ship exact management utilizing electrical motors and braking power to direct torque between the axles and between the wheels.
In hybrid automobiles, the system will depend on an internal-combustion engine and electrical drive system on the entrance axle, and an electrical drive system on the rear axle. The identical setup minus the combustion engine will characteristic in EVs.
Lexus mentioned the system is designed to robotically modify the extent of torque going to every of the wheels to optimize driving really feel and stability. Lexus additionally mentioned the system responds faster than non-electrified all-wheel-drive techniques with torque vectoring due to the instantaneous torque of electrical motors.
Lexus hasn’t mentioned when Direct4 shall be obtainable and by which automobiles. It is doable one of many automobiles is the oft-rumored Lexus LQ crossover SUV primarily based on 2018’s LF-1 Limitless concept vehicle.
Talking of ideas, Lexus additionally mentioned Monday it plans to unveil a brand new idea automobile in early 2021. Previewed within the teaser under, the idea will level to the longer term styling course of Lexus because the automaker provides extra EVs to its lineup.
Teaser for Lexus idea automobile debuting in early 2021