Dispatches From Detroit #4
We're reporting live from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: January 9th, 2012
We've already covered the Lexus LF-LC Concept ahead of the 2012 North American International Auto Show (today is the first of two press days), and now we've seen it in the flesh. Our reaction? It's well, um, yeah. Translation: we're not sure what to make of it.
At first glance, we loved the styling, and the fact the Lexus—long known for being a buttoned-down company with staid vehicles—is showing the ability to take some risks. We loved that Lexus is shaking up its image and moving in a more-aggressive direction with regards to performance.
On the other hand, we're worried that even if the more fanciful concept details are excised before production, the LF-LC may be too costly. We'd originally pegged it as an SC replacement, but the LF-LC's mission is decidedly different, and it may cost a lot more than the already pricey SC. That remains to be seen.
We do hope that if the LF-LC is confirmed for production, it will keep certain styling elements, like its jet-engine-afterburner inspired taillights. We do know that its grille signifies a new common theme for Lexus design, so we'll be seeing it on just about every new Lexus launched over the next few years.
Take a peek at the photos below to see the LF-LC in all its glory.
The Lexus LF-LC Concept shows the future of Lexus design.