The Lexus LF-LC Concept may soon enter production due to its rising popularity, according to Autocar. The senior officials at Lexus who were at the LF-LC’s Detroit show last January asserted that the hybrid 2+2 coupé was strictly a concept. However, the management talked about its potential as a production car as it had been getting very good feedback and has won the public’s ‘best in show’ award at Detroit.
Lexus product planning chief Karl Schlicht talked to Autocar after the European debut at the Geneva show. Back then, he said that no decision has been made yet but there’s now a risk of as much as 50%. All the officials at the Toyota Motor Company know about the “great reception” given to the car. He said that what the company is doing now is to determine what cars fit inside its product plan.
Schlicht, who heads Toyota and Lexus Europe’s product planning chief starting April 1, said that they would have dismissed the proposal for such a dramatic Lexus production car if it had been presented to Toyota management without the concept. Calty Design Centre in California was “let loose” in creating a concept, its only brief being that it had to be a 2+2 coupé.“ Size was its only parameter.