Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus is planning to put the LF-Lc concept car into production, but the vehicle actually has 50 percent chance of getting more “brothers”.
After being presented to the public at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit and after making its European debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show too, the Lexus LF-Lc concept car is once again placed into the spotlights, this time with the automaker announcing that the model might hit the production line. According to the Lexus product planning chief, Karl Schlicht, who talked to Autocar UK at the Geneva automotive event, the LF-Lc has 50 percent chance of hitting the production line.
“A decision has not been taken. But we’re now up to a 50% chance from a 0% one. Every top Toyota Motor Company manager is aware of the great reception it has received and now we’re talking about how we can do it and fit it into the production plan, as Karl Schlicht said.
As a small reminder, the Lexus LF-Lc concept is coming in a 2+2 hybrid sport coupe layout, being designed at the Calty design studio in California. The interior is fitted with state-of-the-art amenities, such as the remote touch-screen control board used for the audio system, two 12.3-inch LCD screens, pop-up touch screen keyboard for complex entries, navigation and climate control, touch screen controllers used for the windows, mirrors, personal entertainment and door panels and many other things. If it makes it into production, the LF-Lc will be powered by a hybridized 5.0 liter V8 engine, which will develop around 500 horsepower, helping the model to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.