Lexus LF-FC concept unveiled

*NOW UPDATED WITH VIDEO* Lexus LF-FC concept – set to preview the new LS premium saloon – makes its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show

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Two years on from Lexus’ LF-LC unveil at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show, the Japanese marque has unveiled its new LF-FC ‘flagship concept’ at the Tokyo Motor Show. The new design offers what the company calls ‘a peek into the design and technology direction of the brand’s future flagship saloon’.

Embodying the ‘L-finesse’ design philosophy, the Lexus concept includes floating ‘L-shaped’ daytime running lights, a flowing roofline and new taillights. The ‘four-door coupe’ runs atop sporty 21in aluminium wheels with carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) rims. Inside, the cabin has been designed in two sections, top and bottom, apparently conveying a sense of openness. Key features include front seats that ‘appear to be floating’, and high-quality aniline leather on the seats.

In a cool twist, the infotainment system can be operated by simple hand gestures. Powertrain-wise, Lexus has not gone into details, specifying only a ‘high output fuel cell power system’ that energizes the rear wheels. Power though is also sent to two in-wheel motors in the front, making the LF-FC all-wheel-drive.

The LF-FC potentially previews the next generation LS premium saloon, set to rival the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series

Source – Lexus International

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