Archive for January, 2012

Lexus LF-LC Sport Concept wins design award in Detroit

2012-lexus-lf-lc-sport-coupe-conceptThe design team of Lexus in California who worked on the hybrid coupe concept LF-LC Sport can now relax and enjoy a bit of the big success of the vehicle as it wins the best concept EyeOn Design recognition at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

The Lexus LF-LC blends perfectly in its design lines organic shapes and advanced technology to link the driver and the machine. The big bosses in Japan actually told the designers in Newport Beach to start with a blank paper but it is hard not to notice the similarities of the concept coupe with the Lexus LFA.

While the concept vehicle will not roll out into production, it is a clear indication what kinds of Lexus vehicles we are going to see in the near future. The design of the grille for example on the LF-LC has already been implemented for the 2013 GS 350.

Toyota was a bit vague when they were asked about the drive train of the LF-LC since it will not be going to production. They are only saying that it is a hybrid. And for the purpose of the LF-LC we are not sure if being a hybrid means returning a really good fuel efficiency or if hybrid technology here was used to pushed in better performance.

The interior is all about form and function. Enter and you will see on the center not a switch or a a knob but everything is controlled via touch screen thru the 12.3in LCD. This was purposely done to lower driver distraction . The materials are mostly wood and leather which clearly suggests that there are still the elements which defines luxury today and which might still be the case in the future.

The LF-LC will not be hitting the showrooms as a production car but expect that it will be making rounds to the different car shows this year.