China Gets Lexus LF-A Pricing & Release Information

The Lexus LF-A

It’s been less than two weeks since the LS 600hL was released in China, and now the latest news is that the LF-A is next in line:

“We are planning to import the latest Lexus models to the Chinese market at the earliest time possible,” said Zeng Lintang, vice president of Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co at a test drive activity for Lexus LS600hL recently.

“Lexus LF-A blends the performance of an exotic sports car with the luxury refinements of a Lexus, and we anticipate that the model will be sold at more than 2 million yuan ($264,700) here in China.”

The price seems rather high, but it fits with the markup usually seen with a Chinese release. For example, the LS600hL, sold in the USA for $104,000, retails in China for $210,263. If the ratio is the same, could the LF-A retail in North America for $129,703?

Not very likely, especially when considering Lintang’s statement that “the model will be sold at more than 2 million yuan ($264,700).”

[Source: GasGoo]



  1. If it does start at US$129k+ now that would be something.

    So that be around CDN$151k+

    That is actually pretty good for a supercar. Seeing a Lamborghini Gallardo starts at US$175k and tops out around US$195k. The Ferrari F430 starts at US$173k.

    So the LF-A has a nice price advantage over the Italians. Plus it probably be extremely reliable and be a great daily driver.

    One thing I just hope there wont be so many options for this model.

  2. I know there was mention of a hybrid version of the LF-A, but with no recent mention of it anywhere, it might have been pushed back or dropped altogether.

    I share your hope that this car won’t be branched out similar to the IS or LS.

    I’ve read reports that priced the LF-A at $170,000US, but in that range, it would be a tough sell, considering the competition. Makes more sense to replay the LS 400 release and offer more for significantly less.

  3. LexusLF-A’s are ALL hybrid,ALL.

  4. I own a Lexus GX470 2008.But I would rather buy a Lambo or Ferreri for a little more money.You cant compare a Lexus to a true exotic.I know performance wise the Lexus is a supercar,but when you get to that level status is more important.

  5. That Lexus is looking like a Lambo. But if thats a Hybrid then I totally like it a lot.

  6. Lexus LFA is NOT A HYBRID. it is a V10 engine. It will only be able to be bought by hand picked people by Lexus. Price is over US$300K.

  7. @anonymous: um… the article dates to late 2007, and the comment before yours dates to late 2008…