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What will the Lexus LC Convertible Look Like?

Lexus LC Convertible

Japanese website Response is reporting that a Lexus LC convertible will be released in 2019 alongside the coupe’s first visual refresh. This may seem like an ambitious timeline, but stranger things have happened.

Flagship convertibles may be a small segment in overall sales, but there’s no questioning its prestige — an LC convertible is a logical step for Lexus as they expand the top-end of their lineup.

Response claims the LC design update will include a more aggressive front-face, including massive daytime running lights that extend into the hood. Technical challenges aside, the dramatic DRLs would be an impressive sight.

There’s also mention of a 3.0L turbocharged V6 with 443 horsepower being introduced with the LC, and I’m of two minds — the engine would be a perfect addition to the Lexus powertrain lineup, but not at the expense of removing the V8 character from the LC coupe.

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If this goes topless before the RC that would be disappointing.
If this goes topless before the RC that would be disappointing.
^I personally think RC-C is dead at this point, with the dramatic shift to SUVs.

LC-C would be even lower volume, but might make more sense from a "halo product" standpoint.
^I personally think RC-C is dead at this point, with the dramatic shift to SUVs.

LC-C would be even lower volume, but might make more sense from a "halo product" standpoint.
Well, one LC500 convertible prototype already exists...
Well, one LC500 convertible prototype already exists...
Well, one LC500 convertible prototype already exists...
Steve
Well, one LC500 convertible prototype already exists...
where?
Steve
Well, one LC500 convertible prototype already exists...
where?
Steve
Well, one LC500 convertible prototype already exists...
where?
If the Germans are doing it, Lexus needs too to stay in the game....otherwise its ANOTHER vehicle they don't offer the Germans do.
If the Germans are doing it, Lexus needs too to stay in the game....otherwise its ANOTHER vehicle they don't offer the Germans do.
If the Germans are doing it, Lexus needs too to stay in the game....otherwise its ANOTHER vehicle they don't offer the Germans do.
R
Interesting - however on a perhaps more boring point what news of the CT replacement? It is another Lexus model overdue for attention. The GS is due a replacement with in the next twelve months and of course the LS is still to revealed.
Disappointing for loyal owners opposition produces new models like clockwork but with Lexus we have rumours and possibilities but new models no! Let's face it as good as the LC appears - it is purely a halo car and most countries possibly will not even ever see one.
R
Interesting - however on a perhaps more boring point what news of the CT replacement? It is another Lexus model overdue for attention. The GS is due a replacement with in the next twelve months and of course the LS is still to revealed.
Disappointing for loyal owners opposition produces new models like clockwork but with Lexus we have rumours and possibilities but new models no! Let's face it as good as the LC appears - it is purely a halo car and most countries possibly will not even ever see one.
R
Interesting - however on a perhaps more boring point what news of the CT replacement? It is another Lexus model overdue for attention. The GS is due a replacement with in the next twelve months and of course the LS is still to revealed.
Disappointing for loyal owners opposition produces new models like clockwork but with Lexus we have rumours and possibilities but new models no! Let's face it as good as the LC appears - it is purely a halo car and most countries possibly will not even ever see one.
Rob Grieveson
Interesting - however on a perhaps more boring point what news of the CT replacement? It is another Lexus model overdue for attention. The GS is due a replacement with in the next twelve months and of course the LS is still to revealed.
Disappointing for loyal owners opposition produces new models like clockwork but with Lexus we have rumours and possibilities but new models no! Let's face it as good as the LC appears - it is purely a halo car and most countries possibly will not even ever see one.
Amen. Existing Lexus owners should know if/when replacements are coming or they may look elsewhere.
Rob Grieveson
Interesting - however on a perhaps more boring point what news of the CT replacement? It is another Lexus model overdue for attention. The GS is due a replacement with in the next twelve months and of course the LS is still to revealed.
Disappointing for loyal owners opposition produces new models like clockwork but with Lexus we have rumours and possibilities but new models no! Let's face it as good as the LC appears - it is purely a halo car and most countries possibly will not even ever see one.
Amen. Existing Lexus owners should know if/when replacements are coming or they may look elsewhere.
Rob Grieveson
Interesting - however on a perhaps more boring point what news of the CT replacement? It is another Lexus model overdue for attention. The GS is due a replacement with in the next twelve months and of course the LS is still to revealed.
Disappointing for loyal owners opposition produces new models like clockwork but with Lexus we have rumours and possibilities but new models no! Let's face it as good as the LC appears - it is purely a halo car and most countries possibly will not even ever see one.
Amen. Existing Lexus owners should know if/when replacements are coming or they may look elsewhere.
I have the sense that the development of TNGA, GA-L and next gen powertrains has delayed the introduction of some other forthcoming models.

LC will come first
LS reveal in 3 weeks, but not sure on market introduction
ES - maybe in 2017...?
GS - I assume early 2018 as a 2019
IS - maybe late 2018 as a 2019?

Lexus does a famous job of smashing up all of their vehicle redesigns over a short time span, thus having 3-4 years when everything is stale and there's nothing new in the lineup. Think of 2006-2008 and 2012-2013... same thing is going to happen for 2017-2018 unless Lexus has plans to space things out. As painful as that would be, it might be a good plan for them long term.
I have the sense that the development of TNGA, GA-L and next gen powertrains has delayed the introduction of some other forthcoming models.

LC will come first
LS reveal in 3 weeks, but not sure on market introduction
ES - maybe in 2017...?
GS - I assume early 2018 as a 2019
IS - maybe late 2018 as a 2019?

Lexus does a famous job of smashing up all of their vehicle redesigns over a short time span, thus having 3-4 years when everything is stale and there's nothing new in the lineup. Think of 2006-2008 and 2012-2013... same thing is going to happen for 2017-2018 unless Lexus has plans to space things out. As painful as that would be, it might be a good plan for them long term.
I have the sense that the development of TNGA, GA-L and next gen powertrains has delayed the introduction of some other forthcoming models.

LC will come first
LS reveal in 3 weeks, but not sure on market introduction
ES - maybe in 2017...?
GS - I assume early 2018 as a 2019
IS - maybe late 2018 as a 2019?

Lexus does a famous job of smashing up all of their vehicle redesigns over a short time span, thus having 3-4 years when everything is stale and there's nothing new in the lineup. Think of 2006-2008 and 2012-2013... same thing is going to happen for 2017-2018 unless Lexus has plans to space things out. As painful as that would be, it might be a good plan for them long term.
Honestly, the cars I am most looking forward to are a luxury high performance BEV and the next Land Cruiser Diesel.
Honestly, the cars I am most looking forward to are a luxury high performance BEV and the next Land Cruiser Diesel.
Honestly, the cars I am most looking forward to are a luxury high performance BEV and the next Land Cruiser Diesel.
Wish Lexus would bring the RC convertible to compete with the 4 series convertible. It won't sell in droves but would bring more options to the RC line and awareness so when the 2RC comes it will be improved upon.

RC 200t
RC 300 awd
RC 350/350 convertible
RC 300h (bring to U.S.)
RC F/ RC F convertible
Wish Lexus would bring the RC convertible to compete with the 4 series convertible. It won't sell in droves but would bring more options to the RC line and awareness so when the 2RC comes it will be improved upon.

RC 200t
RC 300 awd
RC 350/350 convertible
RC 300h (bring to U.S.)
RC F/ RC F convertible
Wish Lexus would bring the RC convertible to compete with the 4 series convertible. It won't sell in droves but would bring more options to the RC line and awareness so when the 2RC comes it will be improved upon.

RC 200t
RC 300 awd
RC 350/350 convertible
RC 300h (bring to U.S.)
RC F/ RC F convertible
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A minor update on a potential drop-top LC.
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A minor update on a potential drop-top LC.
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