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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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krew [​IMG]

A minor update on a potential drop-top LC.
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Just do it.....
Just do it.....
Just do it.....
mikeavelli
Just do it.....
Agreed. I'd wait for one. But I suppose thats what they don't want, for people to wait.
mikeavelli
Just do it.....
Agreed. I'd wait for one. But I suppose thats what they don't want, for people to wait.
mikeavelli
Just do it.....
Agreed. I'd wait for one. But I suppose thats what they don't want, for people to wait.
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I don't know about the American population. I've been looking around and lots of people are already turned off by how heavy she is. Luckily, the Lc has already exceeded the BMW 6 series (and specifically the 650i) in sales figures as well as driving dynamics. Lexus just has to make people believe that the LC is a great success before properly selling it in the U.S; filled with 12-year-old BMW fanboys (as well as adults) that wouldn't look any further than the 0-60 times. After all, it is shown that your typical 12-year-old audience is more likely to influence the car industry than any other age group.
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I don't know about the American population. I've been looking around and lots of people are already turned off by how heavy she is. Luckily, the Lc has already exceeded the BMW 6 series (and specifically the 650i) in sales figures as well as driving dynamics. Lexus just has to make people believe that the LC is a great success before properly selling it in the U.S; filled with 12-year-old BMW fanboys (as well as adults) that wouldn't look any further than the 0-60 times. After all, it is shown that your typical 12-year-old audience is more likely to influence the car industry than any other age group.
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I don't know about the American population. I've been looking around and lots of people are already turned off by how heavy she is. Luckily, the Lc has already exceeded the BMW 6 series (and specifically the 650i) in sales figures as well as driving dynamics. Lexus just has to make people believe that the LC is a great success before properly selling it in the U.S; filled with 12-year-old BMW fanboys (as well as adults) that wouldn't look any further than the 0-60 times. After all, it is shown that your typical 12-year-old audience is more likely to influence the car industry than any other age group.
Yes, Just do it Lexus...bring a convertible LC 500, convertible LC 500h and convertible LC F...
Yes, Just do it Lexus...bring a convertible LC 500, convertible LC 500h and convertible LC F...
Yes, Just do it Lexus...bring a convertible LC 500, convertible LC 500h and convertible LC F...
Alexander Li
After all, it is shown that your typical 12-year-old audience is more likely to influence the car industry than any other age group.
This frightens me.
Alexander Li
After all, it is shown that your typical 12-year-old audience is more likely to influence the car industry than any other age group.
This frightens me.
Alexander Li
After all, it is shown that your typical 12-year-old audience is more likely to influence the car industry than any other age group.
This frightens me.
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krew
This frightens me.
If so, who knows what autonomous driving will be like. A shuddering thought.
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krew
This frightens me.
If so, who knows what autonomous driving will be like. A shuddering thought.
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krew
This frightens me.
If so, who knows what autonomous driving will be like. A shuddering thought.
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Lexus LC Convertible Reportedly 2 Years Away, LC F Still LIkely

This pair of models would give Lexus challengers against BMW and Mercedes' grand tourers.
Lexus is close to having a convertible in its lineup again because the Japanese premium brand intends to slice the roof off the LC. The prospects look quite good for a more powerful variant of the coupe, too.

An unnamed insider tells Auto Express the LC convertible is a "done deal" and already has a green light for production. However, the model is still around two years from actually arriving at dealers.

Company execs aren't ready to confirm the drop top officially, though. "I hope that we will have a convertible in the near future. We know the luxury market requires a convertible," Yoshihiro Sawa, Senior Managing Officer of Lexus, told Auto Express.

The LC convertible's most direct competition would likely be BMW's recently spied 8 Series drop top. However, its more adventurous styling might lure a few customers away from the S550 Cabriolet, too.

Contrary to previous reports, Auto Express' insider claims that the rumored LC F doesn't yet have production approval, but execs are seriously considering building one. Prior rumors out of Japan indicate that the LC F would use a new biturbo 4.0-liter V8 with 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and make extensive use of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer to lower the coupe's weight. Despite the high performance upgrades, the interior would allegedly remain quite luxurious.

Judging by these reports, the LC F would be a closer competitor to AMG-tuned variants of the Mercedes S-Class, rather than a hardcore followup to the LFA supercar.

Lexus filed for a trademark on the LC F moniker in February 2017, indicating the company has been mulling over this idea for quite a while. Rumors even hinted that the model might have debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, but it didn't show up there.


https://www.motor1.com/news/227557/lexus-lc-convertible-confirmation-rumor/
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Lexus LC Convertible Reportedly 2 Years Away, LC F Still LIkely

This pair of models would give Lexus challengers against BMW and Mercedes' grand tourers.
Lexus is close to having a convertible in its lineup again because the Japanese premium brand intends to slice the roof off the LC. The prospects look quite good for a more powerful variant of the coupe, too.

An unnamed insider tells Auto Express the LC convertible is a "done deal" and already has a green light for production. However, the model is still around two years from actually arriving at dealers.

Company execs aren't ready to confirm the drop top officially, though. "I hope that we will have a convertible in the near future. We know the luxury market requires a convertible," Yoshihiro Sawa, Senior Managing Officer of Lexus, told Auto Express.

The LC convertible's most direct competition would likely be BMW's recently spied 8 Series drop top. However, its more adventurous styling might lure a few customers away from the S550 Cabriolet, too.

Contrary to previous reports, Auto Express' insider claims that the rumored LC F doesn't yet have production approval, but execs are seriously considering building one. Prior rumors out of Japan indicate that the LC F would use a new biturbo 4.0-liter V8 with 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and make extensive use of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer to lower the coupe's weight. Despite the high performance upgrades, the interior would allegedly remain quite luxurious.

Judging by these reports, the LC F would be a closer competitor to AMG-tuned variants of the Mercedes S-Class, rather than a hardcore followup to the LFA supercar.

Lexus filed for a trademark on the LC F moniker in February 2017, indicating the company has been mulling over this idea for quite a while. Rumors even hinted that the model might have debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, but it didn't show up there.


https://www.motor1.com/news/227557/lexus-lc-convertible-confirmation-rumor/
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Lexus LC Convertible Reportedly 2 Years Away, LC F Still LIkely

This pair of models would give Lexus challengers against BMW and Mercedes' grand tourers.
Lexus is close to having a convertible in its lineup again because the Japanese premium brand intends to slice the roof off the LC. The prospects look quite good for a more powerful variant of the coupe, too.

An unnamed insider tells Auto Express the LC convertible is a "done deal" and already has a green light for production. However, the model is still around two years from actually arriving at dealers.

Company execs aren't ready to confirm the drop top officially, though. "I hope that we will have a convertible in the near future. We know the luxury market requires a convertible," Yoshihiro Sawa, Senior Managing Officer of Lexus, told Auto Express.

The LC convertible's most direct competition would likely be BMW's recently spied 8 Series drop top. However, its more adventurous styling might lure a few customers away from the S550 Cabriolet, too.

Contrary to previous reports, Auto Express' insider claims that the rumored LC F doesn't yet have production approval, but execs are seriously considering building one. Prior rumors out of Japan indicate that the LC F would use a new biturbo 4.0-liter V8 with 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts) and make extensive use of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer to lower the coupe's weight. Despite the high performance upgrades, the interior would allegedly remain quite luxurious.

Judging by these reports, the LC F would be a closer competitor to AMG-tuned variants of the Mercedes S-Class, rather than a hardcore followup to the LFA supercar.

Lexus filed for a trademark on the LC F moniker in February 2017, indicating the company has been mulling over this idea for quite a while. Rumors even hinted that the model might have debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, but it didn't show up there.


https://www.motor1.com/news/227557/lexus-lc-convertible-confirmation-rumor/
How can Mercedes and BMW release a coupe, convertible and high performance variant all at the same time, but it takes Lexus three years?
How can Mercedes and BMW release a coupe, convertible and high performance variant all at the same time, but it takes Lexus three years?
How can Mercedes and BMW release a coupe, convertible and high performance variant all at the same time, but it takes Lexus three years?
I wonder hardtop or softop? LC F roadster :D
I wonder hardtop or softop? LC F roadster :D
I wonder hardtop or softop? LC F roadster :D

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