New Lexus Model to Debut at LA Auto Show in November?


Lexus Los Angeles Auto Show

The LA Auto Show has announced that twenty-five production & concept vehicles will have their world debut at this year’s show in November, and will include a new model from Lexus.

Here’s a press release quote with all the details so far:

This year’s debuts will deliver production and concept vehicles representing the ever-growing luxury, performance, low and zero emission categories. The debuts range from flagship SUVs and ultra luxury sedans to new compact entries and zero-emission production and prototype debuts.

Among the 25 global premieres scheduled for Los Angeles this year will be models by Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Scion, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen.

A November debut comes at a strange time for Lexus — the RC/RC F and NX will just be arriving at dealerships, so something like an RX or GS F concept might be confusing to potential buyers.

My first guess? A concept for the next-generation LS. Outside of a brand-new model altogether, the LS is far enough away from the NX & RC that it won’t cause second guessing among consumers — it would almost fit with the “ultra luxury sedans” mentioned in the press release, and would also explain why senior Lexus executives are unconcerned with the declining sales of the current LS model.

It’s all speculation at this point — what do you think? Take a guess in the comments.

Comments


  • Roman Pogoretskiy

    They need a wagon. GS or IS would be great!

  • Lexus Cohen

    I think this might be the new LS concept or the LC production ready car, either way I’m excited!

  • http://lexusthepursuit.com/ Jason Guo

    LS Concept would be awesome! The timing is so bad, though… I will be in SD during the press days. /:

  • kr_metal

    Production LF-LC would be nice, and very very far away.

  • LexusTechSA

    LS or maybe new LX.

  • mrxandthexfactor

    Given that GS F prototypes have been spotted, its debut is probable; LS likewise. Although I would like to see a new RC/IS convertible.

  • mrxandthexfactor

    Good point. The current generation LS and LX have been around for ages. It’s time for something new.

  • Absolut Sabs

    LS: 2006 i think..that is ages ago!!!

  • Carmaker1

    Not likely.

  • Carmaker1

    Not likely, as it’s not coming before the LS. The LS on the other hand, is a possibility, but maybe too early for a 2017 model.

  • Carmaker1

    Not the LX, it barely has been approved for production. Likely the LS, GSF, RX, or RC cabriolet.

  • Carmaker1

    It is not the LX for sure, as it isn’t important to the US market.

  • Carmaker1

    Maybe the RX too.

  • Jake

    Very unlikely. The U.S is known for not liking wagons.

  • Jake

    Wouldn’t be the LS more like a concept? This article doesn’t differentiate between concept and production ready cars, I am more inclined to say that a concept of a future RX/LS may pop up. These are very important models for Lexus and I just don’t think Lexus will “silently” update them without generating any buzz around.

  • Jake

    The GS F could be an option as well but that would make more sense once the GS is updated.

  • Jake

    Higher odds for the LC production ready. If I were to choose between these two, LS concept definitely.

  • Jake

    LX was just refreshed, no way it’s going to be updated after 1-2 years in the market.

  • LexusTechSA

    As Krew says that might clash with the NX which is just being launched

  • mrxandthexfactor

    Possible, but not necessarily. Lexus didn’t wait for an updated IS when they introduced the IS F. It’s unlikely Lexus will facelift/update the GS after only two years in the market.

  • MA DI

    The LA Auto show , in which day in November ??

  • mrxandthexfactor

    NOVEMBER 21-30, 2014

    http://laautoshow.com

  • Carmaker1

    That’s what I meant, sorry about that wording omission (of preview/concept). I was following up with some other commentary, as my other comments on this page already hint towards it being too early for a production 2017 LS unveiling.

  • Carmaker1

    It is all variable, as most that want an NX, will get one.

  • Carmaker1

    Fall 2015 is not 2 full years, when the L10 GS was unveiled in August 2011 and began production in 12/2011. That’s nearly 4 years.

  • Erich Kerner

    i guess Lexus will show the new RX – and as an option with an 3rd row for the first time.

  • tinhinnh

    Could be a GX replacement (TX460?). Regarding the LX: I know its supposed to be/look rugged but if they want to sell more, they have to make it look more “sporty” and not boxy – take a look at Land Rover’s transformation over the years.

  • AstonMartin

    A concept for the next-generation LS would be fantastic to see as its been a long wait. A unique and classy luxury sedan is what I’d like to see.

  • RAL

    Amen!!!

  • Guest

    LS or CT Concept, or probably the large crossover that will be placed above the RX? :0

  • codenamejanrei

    LS or CT concept, or probably the large crossover that will be placed above the RX, the all-new TX. :)

  • rwd

    I think it would be the ES and LX facelift, and also a possibility, the GS F

  • Walter D

    I bet it will be the RX replacement as the 2015 came out very early this year and there are special editions internationally that emptying out the parts bin.

  • Axel Satrofinir

    Nah, wagons are euro only, outside EU nobody likes them, germans can do them cause they sells a lots of them in EU but Lexus wich has a restricted (although in growth) market in europe can’t afford to make models that have chance to sell only in Europe.

  • Axel Satrofinir

    I was thinking the same: Definitely the next gen LS. The most interesting thing would be if they bring to L.A a very innovative concept with totally new solutions (such as a fastback body as it was the never made but beautiful 2008 BMW Concept CS). My thought is: If they want to take some risk with the next gen LS, a concept to bring in november makes a lots sense cause they need to test the waters in advantage: What people want today in that luxury segment? Tradition or Avant-gardism?

  • corradoMR2

    LF-TX or LF-RX are my bets since they are slated as the next models to be launched in 2015.

  • RAL

    I think you are right. I don’t think we have seen any clues yet as to what the next RX will be like. Seems like I read somewhere on this site the next RX will come out summer 2015.

  • Rob Grieveson

    Hopefully a new LS, and hopefully without the Spindle Grille.

  • Carmaker1

    Not true, as the LX570 facelift arrived in early 2012 and a November 2014 unveiling could point to a summer-fall 2015 release. That won’t happen anyway of course. The next generation LX & Land Cruiser 300 platform designs were frozen for production this year, being due for unveiling in over 18 months.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Smart — releasing a radical LS concept would give a lot of time to gauge consumer interest.

    Like that idea.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Now, I didn’t even consider a RC cabriolet — that’s an interesting idea.

    My first thought was why confuse RC buyers right when the coupe is reaching dealerships, however, I don’t think Lexus wants someone to buy an RC and then find out a convertible is coming.

    Curious timing.

  • thegreatkingissafe

    I agree with this. TX (3 row crossover sub GX) and/or RX. LS is a vision that I feel would better presented at Tokyo or Geneva debut. My wildcard would be 4 door RC.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    WoW

    Lot of comments need LS but no
    most likely the LS will keep the tradition of Tokyo Motor Show

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    TX not approved yet
    and if get the green light it will be based on GS/IS
    on other hand the next RX will be based on the highlander and as I said before it will be to highlander as the NX to Rav4
    Sport with the same size and can be ordered with either 2 or 3 rows

  • abed

    probably one of these: TX, LS, LC (LF-LC production car), but its too early for the new LS, i know its been since 2006 but lexus considered the latest refresh a new car, they said 3000 parts of the 6000 were changed, this say they are making an excuse to not change it, and nothing is known about the TX, so i don’t think its TX either, so maybe just maybe the LC?? the thing is its not going to be a new style for the current lineup, because IS, GS, LS, RC, RX,LX,GX,CT are considered new, maybe the LX but i doubt that….its hard to know what they are thinking….but i hope to see production ready car and not a concept…..

  • RAL

    I am afraid spindle is here for a good while yet . . .

  • farid

    i think LS…

  • Alex

    The LS should be it as Lexus needs to change the top of the line Lexus to beat out it’s rivals. Would be sweet to see it as an LSF but a new LS would be nice. Also if it was an ISF that would be fine too because we need a new ISF ASAP!

  • Carmaker1

    My older sister in Atlanta, is intent on replacing both her ’11 IS350 C and also her ’08 RX400h with direct successors. I’ve told her that she should wait, as Lexus is not redesigning IS C itself, but that a replacement might be in the works vis-a-vis the RC.

    The RX has been confirmed, but the RC variant not so much. I don’t see Lexus entirely omitting cabriolets from their line-up, but likely a staggered release no later than early 2016.

    I expect that those who’ve wanted 21st century Lexus coupe or a direct SC300/400 replacement, will buy the RC coupe regardless of a cabriolet version.

  • Carmaker1

    Likely so.

  • Rob Grieveson

    Reply to RAL

    I am afraid you are correct the terrible “spindle” will probably be around for sometime.
    Makes the cars look awkward and is not attractive, at least in my opinion, and yet the rest of the styling of the latest IS is very good.

  • F1orce

    The LS is already amazing. Imagine next gen LS!!

  • Lexus Cohen

    Hopefully we’ll see the GS F or IS F, any news from Lexus is well received anyway.

  • Jake

    Those were different times where Lexus didn’t really have a corporate image that they need and are pursuing so badly right now. IS debuted in 2005 and IS F in 2007. Two years after doesn’t sound irrational… Facelift came in 2010 and that’s 5 years after the initial debut.

    If you think about the GS, it debuted in 2011, and so far the GS is 4 years old! Facelifts are more frequent and the GS needs one ASAP to fit within the all-new updated Lexus line up. That’s good for Lexus, you kill two birds with one stone, you update the GS and the GS F so you don’t worry about having a model which looks outdated.

  • abed

    yes, but i hope its production ready and not just another concept, because lexus have many concepts….

  • Everest

    A friend tells me it is going to be the new RX; remember the brand new Highlander was unveiled last year and launched this year. It would match other release timelines of other similarly shared platforms to introduce the new RX this year.

  • Carmaker1

    An RC cabriolet has been mentioned among development answers about a GS-F, IS-F, and RC 4-door.

  • Carmaker1

    Precisely, as unless they were able to have GS-F ready for a late 2013 launch, it made sense to wait until the 2015 facelift.

    The ISF actually had to skip the IS line’s facelift in 2008 (yes it did receive) and wait until the second one in 2010. The delayed convertible (designed in 2005-06) was unfortunately sandwiched between that and required a facelift too quickly after one model year.

    They’ve avoided that with this.

  • Carmaker1

    They said a new model, not a facelift. Neither are scheduled for even a facelift, until next year. The LX may not even get one ahead of its December 2016 redesign.

  • Carmaker1

    Likely the L10 GS version for a potential TX, as I doubt they’d want it to be too directly linked the XE30 version of the N platform.