The Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Sports Coupe concept was unveiled earlier this year, simply as a concept that was meant to show off the future design direction of the Lexus brand, but its popularity has Lexus’ upper management pondering a production version.
The LF-LC concept was originally unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January as a bold interpretation of the new Lexus design language with its spindle grille and sexy curves. At the Detroit show, Lexus claimed that the concept was nothing more than a hot concept car, but earlier this month Lexus product planning chief Karl Schlicht gave us some hope that it may be produced. Speaking to Autocar after the LF-LC’s European debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Schlicht stated that due to its popularity with the public, there is a 50/50 chance of it making it to production.
“A decision has not been taken,” Schlicht stated. “But we’re now up to a 50 percent chance from a zero per cent one. Every top Toyota Motor Company manager is aware of the great reception it has received and now we’re talking about how we can do it and fit it into the product plan.”
Keep your fingers crossed!
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