More Information on the Upcoming Lexus LC Coupe

Lexus LF-LC Detroit

Bloomberg has more information on the upcoming Lexus LC coupe expected to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January:

Lexus will probably put LC into production by 2017 and make only 2,000 to 2,500 cars per year, according to IHS Automotive estimates. Brinley said LC will likely be assembled where Lexus built the LFA supercar near Toyota’s headquarters in Toyota City, Japan.

The LC probably will be priced similar to the NSX, which will sell for about $150,000, Brinley said.

“If you look at our lineup, we sell for a lower transaction price than our German competitors,” Jeff Bracken, a Lexus group vice president, said in an interview. “That’s why it’s urgent that we consider a concept like a premium luxury sports car.”

It’s the pricing that jumps out most — prototypes for the LC coupe have been spotted with competitors like the BMW 6-series (starts at $77,000 USD) and Porsche 911 (starts at $89,400 USD), and the Maserati GranTurismo (starts at $132,825 USD). None of these models come close to the $150,000 MSRP mentioned by Bloomberg.