Detroit 2012: Lexus LF-LC

Detroit 2012: Lexus LF-LC image

Text: / Photos: Lexus Press | posted January 10, 2012 14:11

Lexus's future, today

The Tokyo Motor Show was just recently concluded, but Lexus chose the 2012 North American International Auto Show as the venue for the reveal of their latest hybrid sport coupe concept... the LF-LC.

Lexus has just unveiled a new design concept for a hybrid 2+2 sport coupe at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The LF-LC is Lexus's concept for a driver-focused vehicle that displays a possible future design direction for the premium manufacturer.

Challenged by Lexus in Japan to design the future hybrid sport coupe concept, the Calty design studio in Newport Beach, California, sought to move the definition of Lexus design forward with avantgarde beauty and advanced technology, whilst still keeping the brand within reach of the majority of premium buyers.

Top view

The LF-LC displays the new Lexus design language in its bold interpretation of the signature
Lexus spindle grille and rear architecture. Curves blend smoothly into dynamic angles, creating
an engaging interplay of lines, shadows and corners. Framed by a deep aluminum surround, the mesh pattern of the spindle grille takes on a 3D form, while functional air intakes at the bottom corners demonstrate a fusion of distinctive style and engineering functionality. The daytime running lights are L-shaped and the vertical fog lamps have a fading dot matrix pattern that suggests movement. In profile the LF-LC has a powerful silhouette, while overall the lines of the vehicle give a dynamic feel.


The cabin is dynamic too with a glass roof, leather, suede and 12.3 inch LCD screens for vital vehicle and navigation information.

The lightweight, race-inspired front seats are formed of multiple layers and repeat the interlacing curves that define the cabin's styling.

The front-engine, rear-wheel drive LF-LC features Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive, delivering both
driving performance and fuel efficiency.