Lexus CX, CT-F and Production LF-LC Among Rumored Paris Motor Show Debuts

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
The Lexus LF-LC concept is unvieled at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, January 9, 2012. A new design concept for a hybrid 2+2 sport coupe, AaAthe concept weAaare showing here in Detroit continues the Lexus design revolution started with the CT and GS,AaA said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager….

Recently unveiled in California, Lexus will showcase its new flagship LS sedan at the Paris Motor Show. But that’s not all.

A second vehicle is set to get its reveal at the first motor show of the season, according to speculation generated by Lexus Australia marketing manager Peter Evans.

What exactly the mystery machine will be is anyone’s guess at this point although there are several strong possibilities. First up is a new small compact luxury crossover – a baby RX if you will. Evans admitted that such a car, rumored to be called the CX, is important for the European marketplace and so debuting it in Paris would certainly make sense.

Additionally, a high-performance version of the CT hybrid hatchback has been on the list as a potential new product for quite some time. The car represents as much as half of Lexus brand sales in Europe and with German rivals offering more performance oriented versions, it’s hard to think Lexus wouldn’t as well.

Finally, there’s speculation that the LF-LC showstopper from the Detroit Auto Show could be revealed in production form – something that certainly would generated plenty of buzz.

And as a fourth alternative, there’s a GS-F, helping Lexus compete with cars like the BMW M5.

Looking beyond Paris, Lexus will reportedly unveil its next-generation IS sports sedan at the Detroit Auto Show next January. In conversations AutoGuide has had with Lexus reps, expect the 2014 IS to focus more on sporting driving dynamics, while taking interior design cues from the LFA.

[Source: GoAuto]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="http://www.google.com">Twitter.</a>

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