Lexus will reveal at Detroit NAIAS 2019 Show a concept vehicle that anticipates the future convertible declination of the large Lexus LC coupe. It was designed for the protocol seven years ago with the sublime LF LC concept in Detroit. With a length of 4.77 m and a wheelbase of 2.87 m, this convertible is designed to be open Audi A5, BMW 4 Series and Mercedes class C Cabriolet.
It will stand out from the German premium triplet by its hybrid engine Recovery from Coupe Lexus LC 500h, based on a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 359 hp. An LC 500 Thermal version with atmospheric V8 5.0 engine with 477 hp is also available.
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A dynamic roadster style
The concept car Lexus LC Cabriolet highlights its lines with a white metallic paint dress that matches its white leather interior and is contrasted by yellow stitching. The car is based on 22-inch wheels. theInterior Design 2 + 2 has two back seats. The trunk inclination gives the car the dynamic look of a roadster.
An LC convertible and not an RC convertible?
At the Los Angeles Show, the concept car Lexus LF-C2 already offered a vision for the outdoors in 2014. At the time, it was a project based on the "small" Lexus RC coupe. Toyota's premium department would have changed?
The size difference between the two projects is not obvious: 4.71m for 2014 and 4.77m for 2019. What changes, however, is the type of roof and the fact that Lexus is significantly higher quality. The Lexus LC Cabriolet, like the Concept Car, will have a classic canvas bonnet.
A cabriolet tradition at Lexus
In any case, this future Lexus LC Cabriolet will be registered as the rightful heir to the Lexus SC produced between 2001 and 2010 and not the retractable IS 250 C hardtop.