No Production Lexus LF-CC Coupe Until 2015?

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Autocar is reporting that a production Lexus LF-CC coupe will reach dealerships in 2015:

Autocar understands that a senior Lexus engineer has been assigned to the project and serious work will start on production engineering this month.

The new model is likely to come in both cabrio and fixed-head forms. It is thought to be based on the same rear-drive platform as the new IS and GS models, probably using the IS’s shorter wheelbase but the GS’s wider tracks. The styling is believed to be close to the LF-CC concept car’s. The interior of the concept will be carried over and it will also be seen in the new IS.

While this serves as another confirmation that a new Lexus coupe is coming, the 2015 timeline doesn’t line up with a Carsguide interview with Lexus International president, Kiyotaka Ise, at the LF-CC’s introduction:

“[The LF-CC] is the concept for the coupe that we want to launch as soon as possible. In the near future. One or two years,” the president of Lexus International, Kiyotaka Ise, confirms to Carsguide at the Paris motor show.

At the time of the interview, two years would have meant a 2014 launch for the production LF-CC — however, it’s quite possible this new coupe would follow a similar path to the current GS (announced in August, but didn’t reach dealerships until February of the following year.)

[Source: Autocar]