Lexus LC Convertible Concept: Stunning! | Specs, Size, Release Date – To kick off 2019, Lexus will unveil at the Detroit NAIAS show a concept car that prefigures the future convertible version of its Lexus LC coupe.
Lexus will unveil at the Detroit NAIAS 2019 show a concept car foreshadowing the future convertible declination of the large Lexus LC coupe. For the record, it was sketched by the sublime LF-LC concept in Detroit, just … seven years ago. With a length of 4.77 m and a wheelbase of 2.87 m, this convertible will openly target the Audi A5, BMW 4 Series, and Mercedes C-Class convertible.
It will be distinguished from the German premium triplet by its hybrid powertrain taken from the Lexus LC 500h coupe., based on a 359 hp 3.5 petrol V6 engine. An LC 500 thermal version with an atmospheric V8 5.0 engine of 477 hp is also available.
Lexus LC Convertible Concept – dynamic roadster style
The Lexus LC convertible concept car highlights its lines with a white metal lacquered dress, matching its white leather interior, contrasted by yellow stitching. The car is based on 22-inch wheels. The interior architecture 2+2 has two backseat places. The trunk slope gives the car the dynamic look of a roadster.
An LC Convertible rather than an RC Convertible?
In 2014, at the Los Angeles show, the Lexus LF-C2 concept car was already offering an “outdoor” vision, but at the time it was a project based on the “small” Lexus RC coupe . Toyota’s premium division would have changed its tune?
The difference in size between the two projects is not obvious: 4.71 m for 2014 and 4.77 m for 2019. What changes, however, is the type of roof and the fact that Lexus is clearly more upscale. The Lexus LC Convertible will have, like the concept car, a classic canvas hood.
In any case, this future Lexus LC Convertible will register as the legitimate heiress of the Lexus SC produced from 2001 to 2010 and not that of the IS 250 C retractable hardtop.