The Lexus LF-CC Concept – heading for a debut at Paris 2012 – is a bold concept previewing the new Lexus IS.
Lexus is certainly getting its style Mojo together with new models that offer more dramatic styling, and seem to offer more for the driver too. Like the Lexus LF-CC Concept.
The Lexus LF-CC Concept is a clear pointer towards the next generation Lexus IS – the Lexus BMW 3 series wannabe - and looks far more impressive than the current, rather bland, IS.
Based on the same underpinnings as the new, and appealing, Lexus GS, the LF-CC Concept gets a hybrid powertrain – which is heading for the new IS – with a 2.5 litre Atkinson Cycle petrol four-pot and a high output electric motor and battery pack.
Lexus say the hybrid setup will deliver emissions below 100g/km – quite an achievement form a 2.5 litre hybrid – and promises to offer brisk performance with up to 200bhp on tap.
The styling of the LF-CC is swoopy and appealing with perhaps the boldest interpretation of the new Lexus spindle grill so far. You can expect the styling to be toned down a notch for the production IS, but if Lexus keep the core of the styling intact the new Lexus IS could be the best looking car Lexus make.
The Lexus LF-CC Concept will be on the Lexus stand at Paris at the end of the month, and we should see the new Lexus IS before the end of 2013.