Lexus LF-LC destined for production?

Response to the show car was so positive the company may put it in production

Published: April 7, 2013, 4:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:17 PM

Lexus LF-LC debut in Detroit

The Lexus LF-LC concept car, introduced at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in 2012 is headed for production, according to the industry publication, Ward's Auto.

The rear-wheel-drive hybrid sport coupe concept was designed at Toyota's CALTY Design Studio in Newport Beach, California, with the intent of advancing the redefinition of Lexus.

Response to the show car was so positive the company has decided to put it in production, Ward's said.

No timetable has been revealed for launch of the production version, nor is it known where it will fit in the Lexus lineup. There is speculation, however, that it will be a top-of-the-line halo product similar to the earlier Lexus SC 430.

The LF-LC also made an appearance at this year's Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, alongside another concept called LF-CC.

Toyota says the LF-CC, which incorporates design cues from the LF-LC, previews the launch of a mid-size coupe production model. It features a new hybrid powertrain that is said to provide class-leading CO2 emissions as well as impressive performance.

Which of the two will make it into production first remains to be seen.