With rumours circling for almost a year, Lexus finally chops the top off of its LC grand tourer to create the new LC Convertible Concept debuting at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
'This concept takes the unmistakeable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible, ' said chief designer Tadao Mori.
The concept is an emphatic demonstration that the Lexus design team has been exploring the brand's evolution since the LC coupe, which debuted in Detroit two years ago, while revealing the Lexus brand's new sense of creative ambition. The LC coupe's strong design character and intriguing details translate into a very sharp looking and cohesive convertible shape, as though it was created to be topless from the start (which it undoubtedly was). You'll notice that all three of those cars have cabrio variants by now, so a drop-top version of the LC was perhaps overdue.
No, this is not the 2019 Lexus LC 500 Convertible, because such a auto doesn't exist (yet). "It blends uniquely Japanese aesthetics with the promise of sensory satisfaction that only a convertible can provide".
What this all means is that Lexus is thinking about a convertible LC.
"A production version of this concept would be exhilarating in many different ways", Mori suggests. Yes, there's every chance this model will make it through to production. For instance, there is black exterior trim and new 22 inch rims along with white leather and yellow contrast stitching.
Also in Detroit, Lexus will unveil the RC F Track Edition as a more hardcore version of its already sporty coupe. The grille, dynamic light treatments, and sculptured lines create a distinctive look of luxury for Lexus.