Lexus will present the LF-CC, a new, mid-sized coupe concept, at the 2012 Paris Motor Show that opens at the end of this month.
The rear-wheel drive, full hybrid LF-CC integrates various design cues from the LF-LC, showing another example of Lexus’ new L-finesse styling language, complete with the new signature spindle grille. In this iteration, the grille is framed by the leading edge of the hood, the deep lower spoiler and projecting front fender tips, the grille mesh has a metal-finish surround, creating a 3-D effect.
The side profile is tight between the fenders and the rear fender flare is less pronounced than the front, with a character line arcing down from the rear spoiler to the rocker panel that reinforces an image of weight over the rear driving wheels for extra traction.
In contrast to most current designs, the triple LED-projector headlamps are housed in a narrow gap between the lower and upper fender surfaces and don’t have an aerodynamic cover.
The LF-CC is equipped with an all-new, highly efficient, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, DOHC, Atkinson-cycle, full-hybrid powertrain offering the performance of a sporting, D-segment coupe and low CO2 emissions, producing two horsepower per gram of CO2.
While the car is a concept, Toyota says the engine is slated for production.