NAIAS 2019 News – LEXUS LC CONVERTIBLE CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT IN DETROIT

NAIAS 2019 News - LEXUS LC CONVERTIBLE CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT IN DETROIT

NAIAS 2019 News - LEXUS LC CONVERTIBLE CONCEPT MAKES WORLD DEBUT IN DETROIT

Lexus LC Convertible concept Makes World Debut in Detroit

  • Open top concept suggests future direction of LC flagship
  • Dynamic design positions LC concept as a halo for the rest of the brand
  • Continues the Lexus tradition of customer-focused design

DETROIT, MI―January 11, 2019―Lexus shocked the automotive world in Detroit two years ago with the

debut of the LC coupe. It was a testament to the brand’s new sense of creative ambition, but it was only just

the beginning. Since then, the Lexus design team has been exploring the brand’s evolution and the latest

result of those explorations will make its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show with

the world premiere of the Lexus LC Convertible concept.

 

An open-air roadster that is an artful reflection of the LC coupe, the design goal of the Convertible

concept was the expression of “ultimate beauty”. From the rake of the windshield to the smooth contours

of the rear decklid that houses the convertible top, every line on the LC Convertible concept was drawn to

evoke an emotional response. A stunning design from every angle, the LC Convertible concept stands as

an aspirational halo vehicle for the entire Lexus lineup.

 

“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.”

 

Long, low and lean, the LC Convertible concept retains the athletic proportions of the LC coupe. It’s a

shape that evolved naturally from the original LC design, yet still manages to stand on its own with a

unique identity. It blends uniquely Japanese aesthetics with the promise of sensory satisfaction that only a

convertible can provide.

 

In addition to the visual appeal of the exterior sheetmetal, the LC Convertible concept attracts drivers and

passengers alike with an allure of a cabin that caters to every need. From the comfort of its tailored seats to

the feel of every switch and button, everything about this LC is designed to make even the most common

trip feel like an occasion. Crisp white leather trim abounds while yellow accent stitching adds a pop of

color without distracting from the subtle elegance of the overall design.

 

 

More than just a grand tourer, the strong exterior lines of the LC Convertible concept reinforce its

performance pedigree. Its short overhangs, 22-inch wheels and wide stance are all reminders of this car’s

performance potential.

 

“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.

 

Lexus LC Convertible concept specifications

 

mm inches

Length 4,770 187.8

Width 1,920 75.6

Height 1,340 52.8

Wheelbase 2,870 113.0

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