New York 2011 – Lexus reveals LF-Gh concept image

On the eve of the New York Auto Show, Lexus has revealed the LF-Gh concept, a look not only at the future of the GS sedan, but of the Lexus brand in general.

While the company calls it a ‘Grand Touring Hybrid’, its proportions out it quite clearly as a mid-range luxury sedan, specifically the next-generation GS. Length is 192.5 inches, or about 2.5 inches longer than the GS 460. Width is 73.6 inches, or 2 inches wider than the GS, which this model is expected to replace in 2012.

The front end of the concept car features an angry, hourglass grille that gives it a commanding presence. The rear end is the only area that seems a little BMW-ish. There are plenty of cool little details to appreciate about the LF-Gh. Take, for example, the ridiculously cool headlights and that free-form C-Pillar/rear door line.

Lexus didn’t open up the doors or the hood, but says that a hybrid powerplant provides the LF-Gh’s motivation and that the interior will provide a look at future designs highlighted by a three-dimensional analog clock.