Lexus LF-CC Concept Shown in Paris

010 Lexus Lf Cc Concept Paris 2014

The Lexus LF-CC concept is currently on display at the 2012 Paris Motor Show which shows the latest evolution of the company’s L-finesse design language and signature ‘spindle grille’ which will become an integral part of future Lexus D-segment vehicles. The mid-sized coupe LF-CC concept is a compact, rear-wheel drive, full hybrid vehicle that draws inspiration from the LF-LC concept first shown at the Detroit Motor Show earlier in the year.

Lexus LF-CC Concept shows bold styling

Engine Capability

The Lexus LF-CC Concept is equipped with an all-new, highly efficient hybrid powertrain. The Lexus LF-CC makes use of a 4-cylinder, 2.5-litre engine that is mated to a high output, water cooled permanent magnet electric motor. Other components in the hybrid drive system include a generator, high-performance battery and power split device. The engine adopts the Atkinson cycle and D-4S direct injection technology to optimise power and fuel efficiency.

Lexus plans to introduce the new hybrid powertrain into its model range in the near future.

??Exterior Styling

The signature ‘spindle grille’ is the dominant feature on the Lexus LF-CC concept and is encased in a metal-finish surround and takes on a 3-D appearance. A 3 LED-projector headlight design is seen between the lower and upper fender surfaces and independent Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are integrated into the upper bumper surface.

The convex curve of the bonnet meets a steeply raked windscreen with a roofline that peaks at the rear to emphasise the rear-wheel capability of the Lexus LF-CC. At the back, the full bumper merges with the rear wheel arches which places emphasis on the LF-CC’s broad stance. The L-shaped rear combination lamps feature a layered 3-D design and the lower concave bumper incorporates a full width spoiler. The Lexus LF-CC exterior colour is finished in ‘Fluid Titanium’.

??Interior Styling

The interior represents a further development of Lexus’ Human Machine Interface (HMI) design philosophy. The dashboard is divided into two zones namely the upper Display Zone and the lower Operation Zone. The Display Zone features a multi-display screen while the Operation Zone incorporates the specially designed gear lever and an innovative touch tracer display for remote system control.

The Lexus LF-CC features a wide grip steering wheel, optimal pedal placement and highly visible instrument dials. The seats, door panels and instrument binnacle hood are trimmed in an amber leather finish which complements the exterior colour. The interior quality is further enhanced with the use of metallic finishes and soft touch materials.