Lexus LF-LC Could Be A Production Reality

Lexus LF-LC Could Be A Production Reality

Typically at any big auto show, car companies come up with concept cars to not only attract the attention of the press, but also to bring buying consumers onto their show stand.

However, the only turns most concept cars ever see are on the turn-tables at auto shows, not the turns of a road. Some concepts however, have been able to leap into the real world. Car’s like the original Audi TT, the 2002 Ford Thunderbird and the current Chevrolet Camaro started off in life as just concept cars, but strong press and customer response lead their makers to put the vehicles into production.

Now it seems that Lexus might be inclined to do the same regarding their LF-LC concept, which first showed up at the 2012 North American International Auto Show.

We first reported on this concepts favorable public reaction earlier this month. Since then, Lexus has taken the concept to the Geneva Auto Show, where it received a similarly positive reaction.

This has given Lexus and its parent company Toyota something to think about. So now, Lexus’ product planning chief Karl Schlicht is saying the LF-LC’s chances of making it to production are 50/50.

“A decision has not been taken,” Schlicht said. “But we’re now up to a 50 per cent chance from a zero per cent one. Every top Toyota Motor Company manager is aware of the great reception it has received and now we’re talking about how we can do it and fit it into the product plan.”

Schlicht said the only reason this vehicle is even being considered for production is because of the reaction the concept got, if it was just a drawing, it would not have gone much further.

Worth noting, the LF-LC was designed at the Calty Design Center in California and the only brief the designers were given was regarding the size of the vehicle and that it needed to be a 2+2 coupe.

Will this hybrid sports coupe concept make the leap into reality? We would certainly like to see that.



[Source: Autocar]

  • Ray

    I hope this becomes a reality, if it does I’m almost 80% sure it will be the 3rd Generation Lexus SC. Being an SC owner, I already see so much 1st gen & 2nd gen SC design features on the LF-LC (more 1st gen SC features).

    Also it would be cool to have my own Red 3rd Gen SC parked next to my Red 1st Gen SC 😀

  • Furketta

    I would really Love this car if it would make it to production. Please Lexus build the LF-LC. (I all ready Love this car)

  • dove1

    Please Lexus, don’t put this one away.  Bring her out with a fury!  I’m on the list!