Lexus LF Concepts

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  1. Ddrizle

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    Lexus LF-CC Concept revealed for Paris

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    I can't get passed that odd grille and the taillight design. Nice side profile though.

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  2. McLaren

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    I can easily see this being the new IS as an introduction of a 2-door coupe into the range. The grill is going to be toned down to match that on the new RX, GS, & ES models & the taillights will probably resemble the GS as well.

    The IS is overdue for its next generation. And if the new GS & ES are anything to go by, it should be a very good car, inside & out.
     
  3. Tornado

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    That's pretty much Circus Ugly from the front. It looks like they made it out of a charcoal pit.
     
  4. SagarisGTB

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    New SC?

    Front needs to be cleaned up, but otherwise it looks handsome.
     
  5. f1reb1rd

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    I liked the LFLC better
     
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    I'm sure Lexus will clean up that grille, as we've seen in the past with the GS concept and the actual GS.
     
  7. BobbyBRAKEaNek

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    This.
    But as mentioned, could be the new Is coupe to go against the 3series and C class coupe.
     
  8. Doog

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    Looks like a GS Coupe to me.
     
  9. Jav

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    I like it, agreed the front needs some tweaking but the overall lines look pretty good!
     
  10. Omnis

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    The grill looks like they made a clay Erlenmeyer flask and sat on it.
     
  11. sumbrownkid

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    You really have excess imagination Omnis.:)

    I like the car, as the current model looks dated now. Hopefully the interior quality doesn't feel like a let down here and there.
     
  12. homeforsummer

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    Not keen on the grille, but as several others have said, that'll be toned down for production. Cool details like the rear lights will too, of course, but as long as they keep the basic shape then it should be quite a car.

    Aside from anything, the concept is getting pretty close to my ideal daily. Coupe? Check. Luxury? Check. Likely to never, ever go wrong because it's a Lexus? Check. Bit of pace? Well, Lexus has quoted "over 2bhp per gram/km of CO2", and also "sub-100g/km CO2" in the press release, so it should have at least 190-200bhp, which from experience is enough shove on UK roads. So check. Good gas mileage because it's a hybrid? Also check.
     
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    So, this is new Lexus IS, then? Not a bad way to get things rolling with the new 3-series, ATS and so on coming out. It's certainly visually striking, and if they can bring in the balance that the new GS enjoys, it certainly could be a very successful sport sedan and coupe.

    Thing is, I'm not sure of the relevancy of this car. Time will tell, positive buzz around the GS is a good start, hopefully they can do the same with this.
     
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    Am I the only one who sees a bit of M3 in the side profile/rear 3 quarter view?

    Obviously, I don't like the grill at all, but let's see when the car is in production (if it is ever produced that is).
     
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    Rear and front are ugly. Still, the basic elements are there, it could be really pretty.
     
  16. sumbrownkid

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    Hopefully F-Sport works their magic on this whip real quick.
     
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    Does it not look sporty enough already?...

    Still, I could certainly see the appeal. One of these, in black, in F-Sport trim.
     
  18. sumbrownkid

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    It looks sporty, no lie about that.

    Beyond trimming though, hopefully they a plop that V8 into this and giggle all the way to the gas station.
     
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    LF-CC stands for Lexus Future Compact Coupe. It previews a new vehicle in Lexus' lineup. Obviously this means the IS will come in coupe form, as motortrend's article confirms it's also a preview of the upcoming 2014 IS.
     
  21. sumbrownkid

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    Lexus's designs just seem so refreshing from the stuff they used to give us. Way more bold than conservative. I saw the new GS the other day in white and it looked mean.
     
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    The Car looks like its jaw is dropped.
     
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    :lol: So true
     
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    They do look good in white. Refreshingly modern. And I know it's not universally popular, but I think the CT 200h looks great in F-Sport trim, particularly in blue or white.

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  25. sumbrownkid

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    That blue color looks great on it.
     
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    LF-CC pics & vid


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    I like the red one, but that silver one seems too concepty, especially the melted grill, don't like it at all.

    I can see how Lexus sort of took their current line up and tried to evolutionise it, but I don't think its a seller.
     
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    I really like this new concept, took me a while to get to grips with this new Lexus/Toyota design language which probably started with the LFA and iQ as it introduced new elements I first thought seemed a bit like trying too hard to be different but it's grown on me and this latest one has the best execution of this approach so far.
    It's confidently Japanese as well.
     
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    LF-LC In blue
     
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