Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Concept Officially Debuts in Detroit

Lexus has taken the wraps off the LF-LC hybrid 2+2 sport coupe design concept, which showcases the future design direction for Lexus with an emphasis on a driver-focused vehicle.

“The concept we’re showing here in Detroit continues the Lexus design revolution started with the CT and GS,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “The concept hybrid 2+2 liberates the idea of a sport coupe and pushes the boundaries of performance, style and technology.”

The LF-LC displays the new Lexus design language in its bold interpretation of the signature Lexus spindle grille and rear architecture. Sumptuous curves blend smoothly into dynamic angles, creating an inviting display of lines, shadows and corners.

“Our entire studio worked to develop this beautiful interpretation of Lexus originality,” said Kevin Hunter, president of the company’s Calty design studio in Newport Beach, Calif. “The LF-LC concept embodies our vision of what a premium sport coupe could be.”

Inside the LF-LC concept incorporates a remote touch-screen device that allows the driver to comfortably operate controls without shifting position or altering line-of-sight. Twin 12.3-inch LCD screens provide information and navigation display.

The LF-LC features a hybrid powertrain with the engine in front sending the power to the rear wheels. Lexus claims that the Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system delivers both driving performance and fuel efficiency.