Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Details Teased Out

Earlier this month we covered the announcement that Lexus was debuting its new hybrid concept vehicle called the LF-Gh at the New York International Auto Show, and the luxury automaker has recently released more details about the car.

The details, however, only focus on the design aspects of the vehicle and not the performance. It seems Lexus is playing its cards close to the chest for the moment, vaguely stating that the propulsion system is a Lexus Hybrid Drive. Which is probably a good choice, as a another company’s hybrid drive would probably make them look foolish.

image via Lexus

The company has noted that the concept car is equipped with LED running lights and headlamps and 20″ wheels. The LF-Gh is 16 feet long, 6 feet wide, 4.7 feet tall, and has a wheelbase of just over 9 feet. It has all the usual cushy luxury features Lexus drivers expect. For whatever reason, Lexus chose to go into detail about a new clock inside the LF-Gh, describing it as “an all-new analog clock with a three-dimensional face, a contemporary and exclusive timepiece suitable to a premium luxury brand, is a focal point of the interior and represents a shift in Lexus’ design philosophy.” Ok, yawn, whatever.

Toyota, the parent company of Lexus, recently celebrated the sale of 3 million hybrids worldwide, so there’s a good chance much of its tested technology will be incorporated into designs across a variety of models.

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Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.