As part of its new global strategy, Lexus debuted the futuristic LF-30 concept car featuring a visionary design and imaginative technologies.
The core EV technology called DIRECT4 is a newly designed drive control system for hybrid and electric vehicles. It controls the delivery of drive torque from front and rear electric motors and braking force to all four wheels.
By automatically adjusting the balance of front and rear-wheel drive, the system adapts the driving conditions to the driver’s intentions, changing the driving feel and giving the car the best driving posture. The system uses a front and rear e-axle, each featuring a high-torque electric motor and transaxle, focusing on optimum drive force distribution. As the motor is directly connected to the wheels by a single driveshaft, it operates without delay.
- Four in-wheel electric motors
- By-wire steering
- Lexus Advanced Posture Control