Lexus LF Series Vehicles Represents the Future of the Brand
The 2003 debut of the LF-S at the Tokyo Motor Show signaled Lexus’ strategy to announce the launch of its brand in Japan and the automaker’s newest expression of luxury.
The LF-X sport crossover, which made its initial public appearance at the Auto Show in New York, was the first in a series to usher in the next generation of sport vehicles.
As one of Lexus’ concept cars utilizing the L-Finesse philosophy, the Lexus LF series represents the future direction of the brand exhibiting what Lexus of Highland Park agrees to be “Intriguing Elegance, Incisive Simplicity, and Seamless Anticipation”.
Included in that series are the LF-A , LF-C, LF-CC, LF-S, LF-Sh, LF-Gh, the LF-X, LF-Xh, and the LF-Ch.
The L-Finesse philosophy can be best described as one part Leading Edge and one part Finesse. The phrase initially became synonymous with the development of LF series concept cars, but was soon expanded to include every new vehicle in Lexus’ line up.
Lexus added some pretty high tech features: many unique to each vehicle, such as a four-position glass roof, 3D instrument panel, side-mounted cameras, three rows of seating, crystal LED headlamps, chrome-plated exhaust vents, and a translucent crystal center console with blue backlighting.
But what would a sporty, high-end vehicle be without a power train built for performance?
The Lexus LF-A is propelled by a 4.8 liter V10 engine producing over 550 hp; the LF-AR is a swift little roadster powered by a 5.0 liter V10 that reaches 500hp; the LF-C is a convertible speedster that was fitted with a V-8 engine and rear-wheel drive, while the LF-Ch brought a different presence to the brand as a hybrid, four-door hatchback that featured a 2.4 L inline-four gasoline engine with an electric motor.
Recently, Lexus took the L-Finesse series and created a totally new signature design that those of us here at Lexus of Highland Park believe hints at the future of the brand: a topless “roadster concept” – the LF C2.
In effort to kick the brand into high gear, the Japanese auto maker introduced the ‘Lexus Future-Coupe 2’ at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
According to Lexus vice president and general manager, Jeff Bracken, the LF-C2 is a combination of luxury, excitement, and what-if:
“This concept celebrates our design identity and kicks it up a notch — actually, make that several notches. Open top, gorgeous at a glance and just plain fun…”
If you have any questions about the news series of Lexus or any of our other Lexus offerings, give us a call today or stop by our showroom.