With the commencement of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the seemingly-endless teasers of the Lexus LF-LC Hybrid sport coupe concept come to an end. Designed at Lexus‘ Calty design studio in Newport Beach, California, the LF-LC concept is a driver-focused vehicle and previews the brand’s future design language.
The LF-LC looks sharp, plain and simple. Lexus’ new signature spindle grill is present, along with sharp lines that blend elegantly into sumptuous curves, creating pronounce, yet inviting, shadows on the exterior. While the exterior has some production-ready elements, the interior looks completely conceptual both in design and in available high-tech features. There are twin 12.3-inch LCD screens that provide information and navigation display, while smaller touch-screens on each door can be used operate the windows, mirrors, seat adjustments and personal entertainment settings.
Propelling the LF-LC concept is Lexus’ Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive powertrain. Although no performance details were provided, we do know that the engine is mounted in the front of the car and sends power to the rear wheels.