This would enable each of the four wheels to operate independently, though this technology still has a way to go before it’s production-ready. “The in-wheel motor is just a concept, it will take years to make that technology possible, but we will continue to pursue this exciting technology,” Sato stated.
Another interesting revelation is that Lexus is considering a new design language that could mean the end of the controversial spindle grille. This is not to say Lexus won’t continue with dramatic styling, but sometimes it’s necessary to evolve a specific look. The spindle grille has become such a trademark look for Lexus that company officials admit it’s hard to completely abandon. Evolving it will be the better choice.