Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus is planning to develop a rival for the BMW X3 and also to put the LF-LC super-coupe into production.
Lexus is planning to enter the European auto market in a more aggressive way and try to shape it after “its needs”, just like it did in the United States, but considering the fact that Germany has a lot of automakers and we can’t ignore Italy too, rivals for models made in these countries are hard to make. According to the guys at autocar.co.uk, Lexus will develop a rival for the BMW X3 and for the Audi Q5, but details on the small crossover are currently limited.
The same source is also saying that Lexus will put the LF-LC concept into production after the model was well received and the company was asked by everyone to put it into production. 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.