Lexus plans for this year’s Paris Motor Show begins and ends in one concept car. But this one car has a lot to say. The Lexus LF-CC Conceptis an evolution of the Lf-LC shown earlier in the year. It is more production ready, and hints at an upcoming sports coupe to play in the D-segment.
This car is powered y a 2.5 litre full hybrid powertrain which is actually a production engine and will soon join the lineup. Normal hybrids have a petrol engine and an electric motor, but this system also features a generator, a high-performance battery, and a power split device. The latter re-allocates power from the engine, electric motor and generator according to the driving mode and operational needs.
The LF-CC showcases the latest version of Lexus L-Finesse design language in which the spindle grille, which is sort of the center of the whole design, seems to be getting bigger and bolder. The grille mesh is encased in a deep, metal-finish surround and takes on a pronounced, 3D form.
The profile and also the back is where you can see hints at the design of the LFA as well. The LF-C is going to be a rear-drive coupe, and it seems just about right for that purpose. Sure, it does looks bit too fancy, but it’s still a concept. And don’t forget Lexus gamble with this look has worked before for the GS.
The interior design of the CC is classic concept car; full of blinking lights and LCDs showing all kind of stuff. The dashboard is divided into two distinct zones: an upper, Display Zone, with a multi-display screen located at an ideal distance for at-a-glance viewing, and a lower, Operation Zone, which allows access to the uniquely designed shift lever and an innovative touch tracer display for remote system control.