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Live: Lexus Enthusiast at the Tokyo Motor Show

Lexus Tokyo Motor Show 2015

The Tokyo Motor Show opens today, and Lexus Enthusiast is here to bring you all the latest details on our favorite automotive brand.

The centerpiece of the Lexus display this year is a new concept that will show the “future of progressive luxury” — that debut happens at 12:30am ET/9:30pm PT, and we’ll be streaming the entire press conference on Periscope.

We recommend follow the Lexus News Live Twitter account for frequent updates, which will also appear below for easy reading. Updates will also be appear on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

(As always, post your questions in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer straight from the show.)

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    corradoMR2
  • October 27, 2015
Can't WAIT!!! Krew, 12:30am ET/9:30pm PT is what day? Thursday, Oct 29?
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    Brian
  • October 27, 2015
Yes, excited. Looking forward to updates!
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    Lexus Cohen
  • October 27, 2015
I cannot go to bed! I'm so excited!
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    DDas
  • October 27, 2015
Screw my early class tomorrow...I have to stay up and watch this! #CollegeLife #Priorities
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    DDas
  • October 28, 2015
A fuel cell and it doesnt look like the Mirai! Thank god! It looks so good! The taillights are a bit much but other than that it is gorgeous! Bring on the new LS
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    Joaquin Ruhi
  • October 28, 2015
From what I saw of the video, side front fender view looks great. Taillights, not so much. Too reminiscent of the new Prius.
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    Joaquin Ruhi
  • October 28, 2015
A transcript of an English translation of Lexus International President Tokuo Fukuichi's speech: Hello everyone. My name is Tokuo Fukuichi and I am president of Lexus International. Thank you all for coming to the Tokyo Motor Show and especially for visiting us at the Lexus booth. The television commercial you just watched, SLIDE, is the fourth in a series that we have been running as part of our global "Amazing in Motion" advertising campaign for the Lexus brand. The full SLIDE video went live in August. Ross McGouran, a professional skateboarder with a career spanning more than 20 years, tested the hoverboard you just saw. The mechanism it uses to hover is a combination of superconductors, liquid nitrogen cooled to minus 197 degrees Celsius, and a magnetic track. To quote Ross' comments on the initial difficulties he faced, "Because there is no friction, you have to learn a new posture and balance skills from scratch to master riding the hoverboard. It was all a new experience." Hearing this, it would seem that even for a world-leading skateboarder, the Lexus hoverboard offered an experience that exceeded his imagination. This project truly showcases the awe-inspiring experiences that Lexus is in search of. Lexus may be known for vehicles, but it stands for so much more. It is a brand constantly striving to deliver awe-inspiring experiences for everyone. Of course, in addition to communicating our brand image, awe-inspiring experiences are also key elements our product development. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Lexus brand in Japan. We started with just two models: the GS and SC. In 2012, we began a new chapter for Lexus by accelerating the development of exhilarating vehicles and enabling an unbroken succession of new model launches and complete redesigns of existing models. This has culminated in a lineup of 11 models including the new RX and the GS F, which is a new F series model planned for launch before the end of the year, that we are exhibiting here today. Finally, we have a new surprise that we are unveiling for everyone here today at the Tokyo Motor Show. This vehicle is all about the next 10 years at Lexus. Without further ado, please enjoy! So this is our Lexus LF-FC concept car, the image of a new Lexus flagship car with an overwhelming presence. The powertrain uses fuel cell technologies in a first for us at Lexus. This fuel cell vehicle's main drive is through the rear wheels but it also uses in-wheel motors mounted in the front wheels to deliver high output and superior handling stability and give drivers the exhilarating driving experience that is characteristic of Lexus. Equipped with automated driving technologies as well, this car aims is based on our vision of a future where mobility means safety, efficiency and freedom. It also includes a next-generation human-machine interface that matches natural human actions to achieve a comfortable driving experience, including an operating system that enables gesture input without even having to press the touch-panel screen. Lexus's product development is based on three pillars: characteristic Lexus design, an exhilarating driving experience, and advanced environmental and safety technologies. We are actively introducing hybrid technologies as part of our advanced environmental technologies. There are currently 12 Lexus models on sale around the world, with two of those models being hybrid only and seven of them having hybrid options, and about 30 percent of our global sales are hybrid vehicles. Even in the luxury vehicle market, the Lexus brand has a strong association with environmentally-friendly vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles, or FCVs, are ideal environmentally-friendly vehicles, and the reason we are unveiling an FCV here today is to show that we are getting ready to embrace a hydrogen-based society. We began a new chapter for Lexus in 2012, and right now we are in a preparatory period for yet another new chapter for the company. The Lexus LF-FC is a pointer indicating the direction we will be traveling in this next chapter. I hope we can convey through this car the next awe-inspiring experiences that Lexus is creating. Thank you. http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/10024326/

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