It has been three years since Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, unveiled the LC Coupe at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is also known as the Detroit Auto Show. Now at the same venue, Lexus is presenting to the global public an open -top study of the LC Coupe – the Lexus LC Convertible Concept.
As the luxury carmaker puts it, the Lexus LC Convertible Concept suggests future direction of its LC flagship. The premium carmaker calls the LC Convertible Concept as an aspirational halo vehicle for the entire Lexus lineup. In terms of looks, the LC Convertible Concept is essentially the LC Coupe without a fixed roof. For three years, not a few have imagine how the LC Coupe would appear if it become a convertible. The LC Convertible Concept is the realization of this imagination in metal.
As Tadao Mori, Chief Designer of the Lexus LC Convertible Concept, quipped, the show car re-imagines the unmistakable design of the LC Coupe as a future convertible. He added that the LC Convertible Concept is a blend all the best aspects of the original LC Coupe, but with the dynamic design of a convertible.
It may have taken Lexus around three years to unveil a convertible version, albeit in concept form, of the Lexus LC Coupe, but it was worth the wait. It may not yet be the production version, but if we are to take the decision, Lexus may as well give the LC Convertible Concept the green light.
While it doesn’t have a fixed roof to protect its occupants from the elements during a spirited or a leisure drive, the Lexus LC Convertible Concept does have a convertible top as housed on its smoothly contoured rear decklid.
Measuring 4,770 mm (187.8 inches) in length, 1,920 mm (75.6 in) in width and 1,340 mm (52.8 in) in height – with 2,870 mm (113.0 in) in wheelbase, the new LC Convertible Concept is long, low and lean, featuring athletic proportions of the LC Coupe. It also boasts of short overhangs, 22-inch wheels and a wide stance.
Inside, the Lexus LC Convertible Concept offers a luxurious and alluring cabin with tailored seats, switch and button. It features crisp white leather trim with yellow accent stitching.
Just a Mori said, the production version of the Lexus LC Convertible Concept would be exhilarating in several ways. It would be a lie if we say we aren’t looking forward to the time when the Lexus LC Convertible finally hits the road.