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New Details on the Production Lexus LF-LC

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The Chunichi Shimbun newspaper in Japan has some interesting insight into the production version of the Lexus LF-LC — here’s a Google translation of the original article:

Besides fuel consumption and driving performance is to introduce a new design approach significantly improved and weight reduction by employing aluminum or carbon fiber to 80 percent degree of the vehicle body.

Toyota is promoting a new development by the new design approach “TNGA” for sharing the basic skeleton across the car, [the production LF-LC] will be the first introduction in the Lexus brand. TNGA in addition to improve fuel efficiency is 15-25% more than the current car, the development period becomes two percent short, it is expected to be focused on the minute design and equipment development. Basic skeleton that has been developed in the new car is also applied to “LS” or luxury sedan “Crown”.

It’s always difficult to get accurate information from machine translation, but CFRP body panels and the next-generation platform will add up to some significant weight savings. Even better, both the production LF-LC and the next-generation LS will benefit from these advancements.

(If both models are set for a 2016 debut, it’s going to be a monumental year.)

Source: Chunichi Shimbun

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I was watching the videos for this car on lexus.com the other day. This car will be epic, in every possible sense. Can't wait!!!
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    Lexus Cohen
  • June 9, 2015
Why am I so excited and this car is wayyy out of my price point? Either way, this is what I've been waiting to hear about.
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    DoingDamage
  • June 9, 2015
When 10 yrs ago, people considered Lexus a boring brand. With the Spindle grill, more focus on making cars fun to drive, and now a focus on weight savings, I love the direction the new Lexus is going!
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    Lasse J. Nordvik
  • June 9, 2015
I'm so excited,and I just cant't hide it!!
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    NVlaar
  • June 9, 2015
can't wait..
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    Axel
  • June 9, 2015
what do they mean by "15-25% more than the current car,"?
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    Axel
  • June 9, 2015
which is the current car?
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    spwolf
  • June 9, 2015
they are referring to TNGA which is in new Prius and said to be 15-25% more efficient overall. Platform for RWD Lexus will be called differently. If Crown will be sharing LS platform, that means that quite likely all RWD Lexus models will be on same basic platform... that means that these cars will have to be significantly lighter than before.
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    DOC4Lex
  • June 10, 2015
2016 looks to a great year for Lexus.
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    DOC4Lex
  • June 10, 2015
2016 looks to be a great year for Lexus.

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