Lexus has admitted that it is missing inspiring coupes from its lineup, and in light of that, have reportedly confirmed the LF-LC concept will make it to production.
“That was (intended as) a concept car, and I think it surprised everybody, including us, when Japan said due to overwhelming response they decided to do it,” Lexus’ vice president of marketing marketing Brian Smith told WardsAuto at a recent media event.
Details on when production will begin and exactly how much of the concept will carry over unchanged to the production version have not yet been divulged by the brand.
Now that the Lexus LFA is no longer in production, the brand is lacking a true halo car, a gap that will be filled by the LF-LC. A new IS coupe is also apparently in the plans, so that Lexus will have two, two-door options.
The latest version of the concept, the LF-LC Blue, debuted with an unspecified hybrid drive train that apparently makes around 500 hp.
[Source: Ward’s Auto]
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