Detroit Auto Show: Lexus LF-LC 2+2 Sexy Hybrid Concept

Most people know that Lexus is the “luxury” brand of Japanese automaker Toyota. And if you happen to be a fan of Lexus, you are also familiar with the Lexus line of hybrids, which include the CT hatchback, HS sedan, and variants of the GS mid-size sport sedan, the LS luxury sedan, and RX compact SUV. It’s safe to say, however, that the brand’s watchers have never seen a Lexus hybrid like the LF-LC 2+2.

Lexus pulled the sheets off their brand new concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and, in short, it’s a dazzler. The concept, which was designed by the Lexus Calty design studio in Newport Beach, California, looks a lot more like the automaker’s $375,000 LFA supercar than its more conventional sedans.

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image via Lexus

Lexus hasn’t revealed many details about the car’s powertrain other than saying that it is front-engined and rear-wheel drive, “delivering both driving performance and fuel efficiency”. Lexus has installed their Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system into the concept. The system is a tuned, more powerful, performance version of the ubiquitous Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive which is used in everything from the Toyota Prius to the Nissan Altima hybrid.

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