From Concept To Reality: Lexus LF-CC Enters Production
Lexus has just confirmed their next exclusive news: the brand is going to enter in production its outstanding concept LF-CC which provides an insight into brand's continued focus on leading-edge innovation and design.
LF-CC is inspired by the all-new IS Line and in addition, gives a hint of the future two-door mid-size coupe which is scheduled for production. What is more, the new production vehicle will mainly focus on design and driving dynamics, besides the inherent luxury it delivers.
The new model is going to be equipped with the powerful and efficient 2.5-litre hybrid drivetrain which will also feature D4-S (direct and port) injection. The combined petrol-electric hybrid unit is expected to generate only 113 grams of CO2 per kilometer, while the fuel consumption here is estimated around 4.9 litres of fuel per 100km (combined cycle). The combined power output of the car is 223 hp (164 kW).
The exterior design philosophy of the LF-CC focuses on the development of brand's unique L-finesse design language. It is characterized by the boldest interpretation of Lexus' signature "spindle" grille, which is this case is framed by the bonnet lip, deep lower spoiler and powerfully projecting front guard tips. It is encased in a deep metal-finish surround and takes on a pronounced 3 dimensional form.
In addition, the three LED-projector headlamp designs are housed between the lower and upper guard surfaces. On the other hand, the independent Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) are entirelly integrated into the upper bumper surface, while the broad lower guards are aerodynamically formed in order to master the flow of air to the engine bay and front brakes.
When one looks the car in profile, all they see are flowing lines. The curve of the bonnet for instance flows through to windscreen into a roofline which peaks towards the rear of the cabin. It is visible that the rear guard is less pronounced than that of the front. This results in the concentration of car's weight over the driven wheels, which in turn delivers maximum traction.
At the rear, one sees a rear spoiler integrated within the boot lid, a full-width bumper ensuring a broad and powerful stance, L-shaped combination lamps feature with three-dimensional design, lower concave bumper with full-width spoiler and a rear stop lamp which is integrated into the shark antenna.
The 2014 LF-CC has an exterior color the new "Fluid Titanium" shade. This is a metallic finish that has exceptionally high brilliance which in turn further emphasizes the powerful forms of the bodywork's sculpted surfaces.
Next, the interior design of the car delivers nothing less than luxury. In addition, its goal is to represent the next step in the development of the company's Human Machine Interface (HMI) design philosophy.
Here, the dashboard is divided into two distinct zones: an upper Display Zone and a lower Operation Zone. The first zone includes a multi-display screen positioned at an ideal distance for at-a-glance viewing. The second - allows access to the shift lever and an innovative touch tracer display for remote system control.
Furthermore, the person behind the steering wheel will benefit from a low, highly focused driving position with a sports steering wheel, optimum pedal placement and high-visibility instrument dials. In accordance with the exterior design color, the interior features seats, door panels and instrument binnacle hood in a warm, elegant amber leather finish.
In addition, the prominent utilization of metallic finishes and soft touch materials strengthens the premium quality of the environment. The contrast between the exterior and interior color schemes delivers elegant and at the same time sporting image.