At last, the Lexus LF-LC was finally introduced to the world today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, showcasing company’s future design direction. Regarding the design, we have nothing to say as we consider it perfect. The LF-LC Concept features a beautiful front grille with functional air intakes, daytime running lights shaped like an ‘L’ with vertical fog lamps using a fading dot matrix pattern to suggest a sense of movement.
The concept car’s glass roof features a lightweight, cantilevered pillar with a glass-to-glass juncture inspired by modern architecture. The tail lamps are inspired by the look of a jet afterburner at take-off and use inner lighting to create a remarkable sense of depth. Moreover, the rear is also fitted with fog lamps, repeating the fading dot matrix pattern of the front fog lamps. The interior of the LF-LC concept vehicle contrasts the cool ambience of advanced technology with soft textures and organic shapes to create a driver-focused synergy of form and function. The interior also features twin 12.3-inch LCD screens that provide information and navigation display. The interface helps the driver control the audio system, climate controls and navigation but it also features a pop-up touch-screen keyboard for more complex entries.
Similar touch-screen surfaces on each door operate the windows, mirrors, seat adjustments and personal entertainment settings. The LF-LC is a front-engined, rear-wheel drive coupe and features the Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive, delivering both driving performance and fuel efficiency. “The concept we’re showing here in Detroit continues the Lexus design revolution started with the CT and GS,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “The concept hybrid 2+2 liberates the idea of a sport coupe and pushes the boundaries of performance, style and technology.” “Our entire studio worked to develop this beautiful interpretation of Lexus originality,” said Kevin Hunter, president of Calty. “The LF-LC concept embodies our vision of what a premium sport coupe could be.”