The LF-GH Hybrid concept from Lexus is going to be seen at the 2011 New York International Auto Show scheduled to be held from April 22 till 1st May. The formal ‘wraps off’ event of this concept sedan is going to take place now. This one is going to be a new design path heralding the next generation of Lexus models.
The concept measures 192.5 inches in length, 73.6 inches in width, and 57.1 inches in height while riding on a 112.2-in long wheelbase. This is close to the dimensions of the GS and therefore there is speculation rife that the GS is going to be replaced with the LF-Gh. This has however not been confirmed by the company itself. The current GS is 190.7 inch long, 71.7 inch wide and 56.1 inch tall and rides on the same 112.2 inch long wheelbase.
As per Lexus the concept is a show of redefining the L-Finesse design philosophy which has first come up in 2001. The concept, as per the company, further amplifies the unity between a hard and soft look as well as energetic soothing elements. That the LF-A has been the main inspiration behind the LF-Gh is quite evident from the features that have been borrowed from the erstwhile supercar. Take for example the shape of the tail lamps, headlights and front grille as well as the body surfaces.
Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager, Lexus Division says, “Customers have been waiting for a bold concept like this from Lexus. We look forward to their feedback and integrating some of these exciting design features into future Lexus vehicles.”
The Japanese automaker stated: “It is an interior designed to respond to the needs of customers who know true quality, and are particular about details.” The photos that have been released being the only source of information of the concept gives the impression that the styling of cabin and dashboard have also been taken from the LF-A.
The powertrain is going to be a hybrid one is the only information about the engine as of now with more details expected next week with the release of the car at the New York Auto Show.
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