Trademark Application Hints at New Lexus LS F Sport Sedan

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu
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Lexus has filed a trademark application for “LS-FC Concept.”

Lexus recently unveiled the LS F Sport model, suggesting a hardcore LS F isn’t out of the question. And now a trademark application filed on April 24, 2017, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office hints at a concept version of a Lexus sport sedan in the near future. Although the LS-FC Concept trademark is a bit different than previous Lexus concepts that begin with “LF,” the use of “LS” points to a concept based on the automaker’s flagship sedan. Lexus used the LF-FC Concept in 2015 to preview the new Lexus LS.

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Lexus has been working to strengthen its high-performance offerings and currently has the RC F and GS F in its lineup. Rumors suggest an LC F is around the corner, and there’s a possibility the LS-FC Concept previews the high-performance coupe, but it’s unlikely given the trademark. Then again, automakers have done stranger things when it comes to naming concepts, but it certainly makes more sense that LS-FC would preview a future Lexus LS F model.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Raph Raph on Apr 29, 2017

    You're missing the point. LF-FC Concept meant Lexus Future Fuel Cell. It obviously mean that the upcoming LS-FC Concept will be the Fuel Cell version of the recently-launched LS.