New Lexus Electric Sedan Coming With Yoke Steering Wheel?

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New teaser reveals some interesting features of its upcoming EV.

Lexus' future starts March 30. We saw a teaser last week showing a shadowy look at a concept car and now we have another teaser video, this one with a four-seater that looks like it's made of a nervous system. The tagline is "Many wonder what the future will look like, but few ask how it will feel."

Sure, that's a little grandiose, but Lexus has been an exciting brand as of late. Besides the first V8-equipped IS 500 sports sedan, the latest RC coupe is the best its ever been. And obviously the LC500 is one of the wildest (best?) looking coupes on the market. So, we're ready for big things.

And it looks like the next big thing is an electric sedan. The video starts with the nervous system, which outlines a flat battery on the floor of the vehicle. We can see for four seats, wheels, brakes and a windshield. But slightly behind that windshield, where a steering wheel would go, is a strangely shaped…thing.

The next shot, as the nerves/wires fade away, are hands on a yoke-type steering wheel. Such a thing might seem comical, if we hadn't seen Tesla tease the same type of wheel as an optional extra a few weeks ago.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating the Tesla yoke, and we're sure it will have something to say about this one too.

In last week's teaser video we saw a sedan shape, but with more rear headroom than contemporary fastbacks like the Audi RS7. We could also make out a ducktail spoiler, a light-up Lexus logo and what looks to be a forward racing radar or possibly an F badge. The latter would mean something from the performance end of the spectrum. With this new teaser, that's the way we're leaning.

Come back Tuesday when we'll have all the details.

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