Toyota offers official images of new Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sport Concept

The news of a sporty coupe coming to the Lexus display at the 2012 North American International Auto Show has created quite a bit of buzz over what exactly we would see from the Japanese luxury brand next week in Detroit but today, the company has taken the wraps off of the new Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sport Coupe Concept.

There is good news and bad news with Toyota’s official statement today on the new Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sport Coupe Concept. The good news is that we know now that it is a hybrid and there are two new, official images. The bad news is that no real information was offered so while we know what this sleek new hybrid sports coupe looks like – we still don’t have any specifications to know whether it is more sport, more hybrid, or a smooth combination of the two in a luxurious package.

What we do know now is that the new Lexus LF-LC Concept is a sleek, sporty 2+2 (four passenger) coupe powered by an Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system. Unfortunately, we do not know if the drivetrain is similar to the 1.8L 4-cylinder hybrid drivetrain from the Lexus CT200h, the 3.5L V6 hybrid setup from the GS450h, or some new hybrid powerplant that we have not seen in a previous Lexus model. We also know (and have for some time) that the Lexus LF-LC Concept was designed at the automaker’s Calty Design Studio in Newport Beach, California and it will make its grand debut this coming Monday at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


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