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Lexus Releases Image of New Concept Interior

Lexus has released a second teaser of the new concept set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January — this time, it’s a sneak peek at the interior (click for a much, much larger version):

Lexus Concept Interior NAIAS

While the first teaser image made it difficult to guess what the concept might be, this new image paints a much clearer picture — the leatherwork sculpted around the center console, the walnut wood trim, and the high level of detail throughout the cabin all point to a next-generation Lexus SC.

Should this be the case, there’s other takeaways from this single image — most obviously, judging from the front seat placement and the slope of the roof, it’s almost certainly a coupe, and although I can’t account for the inset “track” attached to the open roof, it doesn’t appear to be a convertible.

I’m sure I’ve missed plenty of details, so it’s time to open it up for comments — but before I do, here’s the new teaser image as a desktop wallpaper:

Lexus Concept 2012 NAIAS Desktop

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(Just a note, the poll to guess what this new concept is will close tonight, so don’t forget to vote if you haven’t already — though this new image should make your choice a lot easier.)

Update: Edited for clarity.

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    Thomas .
  • December 19, 2011
It really doesnt need to be a car lexus is planning on building. Neither a new IS or a new SC. It could just be a concept, as in a concept without further plans. Often car makers do this just to get publicity and to test reactions.
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    • December 19, 2011
    I suppose that could be true, but I don't know if Lexus has the luxury of releasing concepts that don't translate into production vehicles this year -- remember, there's been a promise of nine new or updated models.
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      Thomas .
    • December 19, 2011
    True. But on the other hand, this concept looks too "wild" to be seen as a near production ready car. I dont see this interior as something that could be put into production in the near future, I see it as something futuristic. Same with the front shot. The Lf-Gh concept remember, was a lot more down to earth and beleivable imo. But who knows...
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    • December 19, 2011
    Agreed, the interior is especially over-the-top, but I would think this concept would be closer to the LF-Ch->CT 200h. Truth is, I look at this photo and all I see is the SC -- it's just at the right level of luxury and sportiness, and fits exactly into my own expectations for the model.
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    Lexus LF-Ch & Lexus LF-Xh was both wild ... but they also turn into the Lexus that we saw , the Concept have to be wild or it would be boring .
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      Alex Sunders
    • December 19, 2011
    I hear that there are currently no plans for production of this concept.  So unfortunately that would mean we wouldn't be seeing a production version for several years, if ever, though i remain optimistic.  If it does make it to production, i would guess it would be around 2016-17.  
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      Squire
    • December 20, 2011
    How often do teaser image cars NOT turn into real production cars? I'm not asking to be contradictory; I'm genuinely curious. It doesn't happen very often does it?
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i am pretty sure it is IS-Coupe
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    Yogi
  • December 19, 2011
I am very very very sure this is Lexus Supra!!! look at the teaser, then look at the interior and then look at  http://www.digitaltrends.com/photogalleries/toyota-toys-with-the-idea-of-resurrecting-supra-sportscar/ 
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      Richard
    • December 19, 2011
    Great observation... the unusual roof opening in the Lexus Concept interior picture seams to match the Supra Concept; not a full convertible... more like a drop-targa-top.
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      Brad
    • December 19, 2011
    Me too...er...a Lexus SC & Toyota Supra anyways.Just look at the drivers oriented cockpit.(driver focused like the 4th gen Supra & FT-HS Concept)Also there's a curved joint line at the back of the sun roof which to me suggests(maybe)a 2+2 coupe(with sun roof open or closed)with the option of fully opening the roof to reveal a scooped out section & convert to a 2 passenger coupe just like the FT-HS Concept.(I hope)
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    • K
    • December 20, 2011
    Really liking this line of thinking -- going to dig up some details about the FT-HS, I'm a little rusty.
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      Brad
    • December 20, 2011
    Awesome! Thank you!!!
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      Squire
    • December 20, 2011
    I agree. I was just about to make a similar comment. The sweeping part of the centre console is present-- albeit very different-- in both models. And, yes, the open top might explain the rails. From Toyota.com's "concept vehicles" section: "The FT-HS's interior features create a dedicated driver's cockpit that includes a cross-car instrument panel structure and delta-wing driver pod. An integrated instrument panel surrounds the driver, creating an enclosed pod effect. Armrests flow seamlessly into the door and surrounding interior. Seating is optimized for a lightweight appearance and function: The seating accommodates four and then converts to a two-seater when the roof retracts."
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    HotRodPol
  • December 19, 2011
First I thought about Lexus- version of GT 86, but this really may be some kind of new Lexus-Supra :) AWESOME!!!!
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    Yogi
  • December 19, 2011
the wheel size gives it away, why would a GT86 power car need a 265/35R21 tyre
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Lexus Netherlands calls it the LF-LC http://blog.lexus.nl/tag/lf-lc/
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    V12mind
  • December 19, 2011
Looks like a coupe from the inside.  fingers are crossed for a new SC. 
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Interior looks totally pimp Hope it's not that old coupe concept with the receding hairline....... BD
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  • K
  • December 19, 2011
Updated my post for clarity -- meant to say that it's obviously a coupe, and that it didn't look like a convertible.
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    Tutz67
  • December 19, 2011
Please, please a new SC would be awesome!
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Sweet! And LOOK! Lots of leather and wood! Let's hope the actual car is the same!
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    The roof reminds me of the way the Toyota FT-HS Concept's operates.
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      Yogi
    • December 19, 2011
    my point exactly
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      Brad
    • December 19, 2011
    Mine too!!!
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I don't like it Not leathery enough....... BD
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    • K
    • December 19, 2011
    Surely, you're joking. Haha.
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      Alex Sunders
    • December 19, 2011
    I think the leather is fine, but it really needs more stitching
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    • December 20, 2011
    You guys are killing me.
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      Brad
    • December 20, 2011
    Seriously though,it's nice that the passenger has some nice details to look at too in this driver oriented coupe.Much better than the GT-R's dash/transmission tunnel.(too plain)
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how about an LS Coupe?
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    F1
  • December 19, 2011
This looks pretty awesome
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    Jerry
  • December 19, 2011
According to Lexus Netherlands it's an entirely new model. 
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It have a long roof , longer than SC can have ...
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ooooh.... nice. I wanna live there :)
  • Anonymous
  • December 19, 2011
If we examine the interior carefully, this concept doesn't have the elongated, horizontally-swooped-style dash as found in the 2013 GS. Instead, the centre console has a sense of LFA-ness. It sort of flows downward with the screen at the top and the remote touch at the bottom. So I think it is going to be a toned down version of the LFA. Perhaps it could be a new sports car or maybe the revival of the beloved SC. The wood flare on the door looks sensational. The seats could be a bit more supportive and the panoramic moonroof is a great touch. Looking forward to it!
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I have been an Lexus's model user for all my life and they never failed me. Loved the design, this is a great car!
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If Lexus had an interior like that... Bentley would be shitting bricks.

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