Lexus entered the 2016 North American International Automotive Show with not just one but two new reveals. There has been some rumors of a new sports coupe but never would have thought on what was revealed. Lexus has set the bar high within the last 5 years and doesn’t look like they are slowing down at all. Just late last year they released the highly anticipated Lexus GSF with it’s 5.0 V8 pushing out 467hp adding to the RCF coupe that has been on sale for a year. Well just few weeks after it’s reach the show room floor Lexus released two new vehicles.
Lexus introduced the new all electric sedan looking to be available in 2020. Not much information was said but 2020 is right around the corner. Only that it will have 0 emissions and no oil. This beautiful sedan design had people talking and realistic doesn’t look far off to becoming a production vehicle.
The second vehicle that was revealed was the 2017 Lexus LC 500. This follows a concept design that was revealed in 2013 with the LF-LC. Following the same power plant as the RCF and GSF, with a 5.0L V8 / 467hp. By time vehicle gets released I will not be surprised if the squeeze a few more horses out of it. This is Lexus first 10 speed automotive that will be in this new model. Talking to a representative, the price point will be just shy of $100k fully equipped.
Akio Toyoda chief branding officer and master driver explained the direction Lexus in heading. Having took some opinions that was said in 2011, he took it personally and took over the whole operation in making a statement that there will be no boring in Lexus. 5 years later, he kept his word and having a recently redesigned line up in the IS, ES, GS, NX, RX, GX, LX, RCF, GSF and recently revealed LC 500, Mr Toyoda stated that this is only the beginning. Oh boy.
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Below is the full revealed of both vehicles. Lexus showing no signs of slowing down.