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10. Lexus LF-CC Concept
The list of impressive new models at this year’s Paris Motor Show is a long one, but we’ve narrowed down the ten most interesting, exciting and important vehicles, starting with the Lexus LF-CC Concept.
A look ahead at the future of the brand, this concept previews the first ever Lexus IS coupe. With dramatic styling including an even wilder version of the spindle grille, Lexus is also prepping an all-new hybrid 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine for the rear-drive luxury two-door.
Can a hot hatch also be a diesel? They certainly think so in Germany and an increasing acceptance of diesel-powered cars could see such a model on our shores in the near future.
Volkswagen’s Golf is getting a makeover, marking the seventh incarnation of the marque.
Details on the Golf VII are still vague, except the official public reveal, which will take place at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. With the trend towards fuel economy, and the Golf’s history of being a very fuel conscious car, one can only assume that the next generation of the hatchback will move further in that direction. For power plant options, odds are that many of the engine choices from the current model Golf will carry over, such as the BlueMotion TDI engines and the smaller TSI motors – with of course GTI and Golf R models to follow. Then look for an electric model and possibly even a diesel-electric hybrid.
Based on the band’s new MQB platform, the Golf VII will also be getting a little bit lower and a little bit longer as VW looks to draw some sports car looks out of the little hatchback.