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Informed Speculation: the 19 new Toyota, Lexus and Scion models launching in 2012

Coinciding with the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, trade publication Automotive News held its annual World Congress of car industry executives. Among the events held there on 10 January 2012 was a speech by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.’s Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter where he announced that 19 new or updated Toyota, Scion and Lexus products would go on sale this year.

Taking this as a challenge, I came up with this list of what I believe to be the 19 vehicles in question:

1) Lexus GS350
2) Lexus GS450h
3) Toyota Prius C
4) Toyota Prius Plug-In
5) Scion FR-S
6) Toyota Land Cruiser (mid-life refresh)
7) Lexus LX570 (mid-life refresh)
8) Scion IQ EV
9) Toyota RAV4 EV
10) Toyota RAV4
11) Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
12) Toyota Avalon
13) Lexus ES350
14) Lexus ES300h
15) Lexus RX350 (mid-life refresh)
16) Lexus RX450h (mid-life refresh)
17) Lexus LS460
18) Lexus LS600h
19) Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The criteria I used to come up with this list, as well as extra commentary and other possibilities that might bump one or more of these off the list, are detailed in a pair of Kaizen Factor stories ( Informed Speculation: the 19 new Toyota, Lexus and Scion models to launch during 2012 | Kaizen Factor and Bob Carter’s baffling riddle (or, the mystery of the 19th new Toyota for 2012) | Kaizen Factor ).

So, what do you think? Did I miss the mark in any way?

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