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Lexus LC Convertible Concept: First Look

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Lexus LC Evolution
Today Lexus got the jump on other automakers by introducing this sexy concept car prior to its showing at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. Three years ago Lexus brought the dramatically powerful design of the Lexus LF-LC concept to life with the Motown debut of the Lexus LC coupe, and now Toyota’s luxury brand expands that design to include the LC Convertible Concept. An evolution of the LC coupe design, the LC Convertible Concept offers a look at the future direction for the Lexus LC flagship.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Open-Air Elegance
While the design of the Lexus LC coupe is bold and aggressive, the LC Convertible Concept is an equally stunning design, yet the result is more flowing and elegant. Viewing both cars head-on reveals that the two look virtually identical, but in profile — minus the coupe’s fast roofline — the rear fenders of the LC Convertible Concept sweep up to the decklid with a soft slope to the trailing edge.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Future Convertible
“This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible,” said Tadao Mori, chief designer of the LC Convertible Concept. “It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible,” Mori-san noted.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Athletic Performance
The LC Convertible Concept may make an impression as more elegant and refined than the coupe, but it retains athletic, performance-oriented proportions with a long and low hood, a wide stance and short overhangs. The sleek look gets further enhanced by 22-inch wheels that have a split-spoke design with alternating polished and dark elements.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Refined Interior
Inside, the LC Convertible Concept is finely tailored with quality materials and contrasting colors. The perforated seats and door inserts are finished in white leather, while the dashboard, center console and upper door panels are dark with yellow accent stitching.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Future Production?
Lexus has a history of bringing the design of the LF-LC to production as the Lexus LC. Will the LC Convertible Concept be the next concept to go into production? “A production version of this concept would be exhilarating in many different ways. You would see its dynamic lines as you approach, hear its engine when you started it up and feel everything around you once on the road. It would engage the senses in a way that is unique and exciting every time you got behind the wheel,” said Mori-san. A ringing endorsement . . . could the production version be far behind? Perhaps we’ll find out in a few days, so stay tuned.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Lexus LC Convertible Concept

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Lexus LC Convertible Concept

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Lexus LC Convertible Concept

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Lexus LC Convertible Concept

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Lexus LC Convertible Concept

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.Lexus LC Convertible Concept

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