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Lexus LF-CC confirmed for production, due in 2015

Lexus LF-CC concept live in LA Auto Show 29.11.2012
Lexus LF-CC concept live in LA Auto Show 29.11.2012

To be 'exciting and emotional'

A Lexus source has confirmed that the LF-CC will get a production version which should be out in 2015.

At the beginning of the month we talked about Lexus trademarking the "RC 350" moniker for what could possibly be a production version of the beautiful LF-CC. Now we have learned that a source inside Lexus has confirmed that the LF-CC will get a production variant in 2015 and is expected to reflect the brand's upcoming sporty image.

The production LF-CC will probably be offered as a coupe and cabrio, and chances are that it will be based on the RWD platform utilized for the new GS and IS models. It might get the shorter wheelbase of the IS and the wider track of the GS. Most likely, it will be a hybrid using an updated version of the drivetrain in the GS 350h that now provides 300 hp (224 kW).

Styling will be kept close to the concept and it will fill in the empty space left by the SC, while its most important market will be the United States.

Autocar mentions that Lexus is also analyzing the prospects of making a compact SUV similar to Land Rover's Evoque, but at the moment this idea is "still being considered" since there are some doubts that such a model would fit into the company's future sporty aspirations.

Source: Lexus via autocar.co.uk

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Comments (15)

DarkoInem DarkoInem
such a nice car, go lexus go
Dec 4th, 2012 2:53pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
It will look nothing like the concept, but let's wait and see... These latest lexus models look good to me
Dec 4th, 2012 2:15am
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
Interior light pollution? Hope they do not forget the "dimm all" button.
Dec 3rd, 2012 4:03pm
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PAA PAA
Finally a note of excitement from Lexus although I doubt I could get myself to like the extreme front bumper
Dec 3rd, 2012 7:46am
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manual-trans manual-trans
This this is friging GEORGE$! Does anyone know how much it is priced at?
Dec 2nd, 2012 5:28am
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ertahaz_hossain ertahaz_hossain
So which segment is it exactly going to compete with?
Nov 30th, 2012 9:34pm
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
I think it's going to be placed between the IS and the GS so it'll probably compete with the Audi A5, upcoming BMW 4 series and Mercedes Benz E Class coupe
Nov 30th, 2012 9:43pm
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AlikMalix AlikMalix
Hah, compete with Audi, BMW and M-B...? Lexus? Good one..
Dec 1st, 2012 6:44am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Tbh it is more like a competitor for the Infiniti G-series coupe.
Dec 1st, 2012 10:17am
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
Lets reflect back Mr. AlikMalix shall we? Toyota needed a premium car brand to challenge German's big three in North America, and for that purpose specifically they created Lexus in 1989. Infiniti does the same for Nissan that Lexus does for Toyota Purge so they both fall under that same category. I hope I clarified that..
Dec 4th, 2012 6:07pm
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
Good news. Go Lexus!
Nov 30th, 2012 9:31pm
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joelynn joelynn
Lexus needs to sex-up its range... bit dull at the moment
Nov 30th, 2012 7:33pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Awesome, Now I've got 2 Japanese cars I'm eagerly waiting for in 2015. The record-breaking Civic Type R and this!
Nov 30th, 2012 5:05pm
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NYyanks NYyanks
Make that 3, the Acura NSX
Nov 30th, 2012 5:32pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
I was unsure when that was being released, but that counts! :D
Nov 30th, 2012 5:40pm
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