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First Look: Lex LF-CC Concept

Premium midsize coupe prototype to debut in Paris.

by on Sep.17, 2012

The Lexus LF-CC offers a hint of a future premium midsize coupe hybrid to come from Lexus.

Lexus will unveil an all-new hybrid sports coupe at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, a rear-drive 2+2 that may offer some hints of the additional models the maker plans to add to its luxury line-up.

The Lexus LF-CC will target the premium midsize coupe segment, the Toyota luxury brand reveals. And as these initial images underscore, the new concept model will lift some of its key design cues from the well-reviewed Lexus LF-LC supercar concept that was introduced at the Detroit Motor Show last January.

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Lexus “is absolutely dedicated to hybrids,” the brand’s U.S. boss, Mark Templin, stressed in an interview with last month.  By mid-decade, he promised, the brand will have eight, possibly even nine, gas-electric offerings in its line-up. Some of those will be dedicated models, like the HS 250h. Others will be hybrid options, such as the LS 600h package offered on the maker’s newly updated flagship sedan. A hybrid supercar is very much under consideration, hinted Templin.


Lexus To Unveil New “Flagship” at “Invitation-Only” Event

Next-gen LS to offer more passionate styling, hybrid, sport and long-wheelbase variants.

by on Jul.09, 2012

Expect to see some key elements of the newest Lexus GS carry over into the 5th-generation LS - notably including the "spindle grille."

Toyota President Akio Toyoda has been promising to put more “passion” into his company’s products – providing a hint of this new direction with offerings as varied as the new Toyota Avalon, Scion FR-S and the 2012 Lexus GS.  But the real test will come when, late this month, the maker’s luxury division lifts the covers off an all-new version of its flagship LS line.

A terse news advisory from Lexus reveals Lexus will unveil the fifth generation of that flagship sedan at an “invitation-only” event taking place in San Francisco on July 30th.

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The release notes that the next-gen Lexus LS will be offered in standard and long-wheelbase versions, with an updated version of the LS 600h hybrid and an all-new LS 460 F Sport on tap, as well.  Beyond that, it’s a matter of wait-and-see but some insight can be glimmered from recent moves the marque has been making.