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.


  1. They need a wagon. GS or IS would be great!
  2. I think this might be the new LS concept or the LC production ready car, either way I'm excited!
    • 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.
    • Higher odds for the LC production ready. If I were to choose between these two, LS concept definitely.
    • 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?
    • Smart -- releasing a radical LS concept would give a lot of time to gauge consumer interest. Like that idea.
  3. LS Concept would be awesome! The timing is so bad, though... I will be in SD during the press days. /:
  4. Production LF-LC would be nice, and very very far away.
  5. LS or maybe new LX.
    • Good point. The current generation LS and LX have been around for ages. It's time for something new.
    • LS: 2006 i think..that is ages ago!!!
    • It is not the LX for sure, as it isn't important to the US market.
    • Not the LX, it barely has been approved for production. Likely the LS, GSF, RX, or RC cabriolet.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • An RC cabriolet has been mentioned among development answers about a GS-F, IS-F, and RC 4-door.
    • LX was just refreshed, no way it's going to be updated after 1-2 years in the market.
    • 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.
  6. 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.
    • Maybe the RX too.
    • As Krew says that might clash with the NX which is just being launched
    • It is all variable, as most that want an NX, will get one.
    • The GS F could be an option as well but that would make more sense once the GS is updated.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  7. The LA Auto show , in which day in November ??
  8. i guess Lexus will show the new RX - and as an option with an 3rd row for the first time.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. LS or CT Concept, or probably the large crossover that will be placed above the RX? :0
  12. LS or CT concept, or probably the large crossover that will be placed above the RX, the all-new TX. :)
  13. rwd

    I think it would be the ES and LX facelift, and also a possibility, the GS F
    • 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.
  14. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  15. LF-TX or LF-RX are my bets since they are slated as the next models to be launched in 2015.
  16. Hopefully a new LS, and hopefully without the Spindle Grille.
  17. WoW Lot of comments need LS but no most likely the LS will keep the tradition of Tokyo Motor Show
  18. 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.....
  19. i think LS...
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. The LS is already amazing. Imagine next gen LS!!
  23. Hopefully we'll see the GS F or IS F, any news from Lexus is well received anyway.