Lexus Trademarks LS-FC Concept in the USA

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  1. krew
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  2. Lexus Cohen
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    This is great news, but I'd be very excited if Lexus made a production version to the concept pictured above. It's just too sexy to not be made.
     
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    ^I have a feeling that the refreshed 5LS will look like the LF-FC concept. That's how Lexus seems to be going lately.

    Concept --> Slightly watered down production version --> refreshed version is closer to concept.
     
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    Good looking car! Akio Toyoda said that we should expect a fuel cell Lexus by 2020; my bet is that it will be the LS-FC (pictured above). I have serious doubts that there will be a LS F any time soon.
     
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    Maybe they are talking about the coupe?! :confused:
     
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  6. Ian Schmidt
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    We know that the production version in this case was done before the concept, but the end result is certainly the same.
     
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    *patiently waiting for cmk's post*

    Agree with Peter, I think this is the Fuel Cell car that will be very close to the production model or at least not as concept-like as the LF-FC. Interesting that this is named LS-FC and does not use the "LF" or "Lexus Future" nomenclature, which to me indicates it will be heavily based on the production LS.
     
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    It seems that Lexus is moving away from the LF-xx protocol for naming their concept cars. I'd say it started when they realized that their concept predictor for the UX sub-compact crossover line would be teased and ridiculed mercilessly as L-FUX if they'd stuck to the predicted LF-UX badge. Hence, it became the UX Concept. And note that the word "Concept" is part of the LS-FC trademark.

    On a side note, I can't believe that a "professional" automotive writer like AutoGuide's Jason Siu could get it so wrong when deciphering the LS-FC Concept's significance. The very first post-article comment called him out on it...
     
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    Quite strange, here at LEXUS OF PALM BEACH in the Internet Sales dept, we just got 3 in a row leads regarding this vehicle!

    Lead Type:Website-Fast Track - LWFT34100000-LC Leads to Dealer |Default

    [Vehicle]
    - Unknown Vehicle:LF-LC