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LF-FC concept points toward Lexus' future

LF-FC concept points toward Le...
The LF-FC concept is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show this week
The LF-FC concept is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show this week
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The LF-FC is borne out of Lexus' L-finesse design philosophy
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The LF-FC is borne out of Lexus' L-finesse design philosophy
The LF-FC has taillights that have the same "floating theme" as those at the front
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The LF-FC has taillights that have the same "floating theme" as those at the front
The LF-FC has L-shaped daytime running lights
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The LF-FC has L-shaped daytime running lights
The LF-FC has 21-in aluminum wheels with carbon fiber reinforced plastic rims
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The LF-FC has 21-in aluminum wheels with carbon fiber reinforced plastic rims
The LF-FC is 78.7 in (200 cm) wide
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The LF-FC is 78.7 in (200 cm) wide
The LF-FC is 208.7 in (530 cm) long
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The LF-FC is 208.7 in (530 cm) long
The LF-FC is 55.6 in (141 cm) tall
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The LF-FC is 55.6 in (141 cm) tall
The LF-FC has long flowing lines along its profile
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The LF-FC has long flowing lines along its profile
Lexus describes the LF-FC has having an "aggressively elegant" look
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Lexus describes the LF-FC has having an "aggressively elegant" look
The LF-FC fuel-cell power system delivers power to the rear wheels as well as to in-wheel motors at the front
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The LF-FC fuel-cell power system delivers power to the rear wheels as well as to in-wheel motors at the front
The LF-FC has a a human machine interface that is controlled using hand gestures, eliminating the need to touch a panel or controls
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The LF-FC has a a human machine interface that is controlled using hand gestures, eliminating the need to touch a panel or controls
The top portion of the LF-FC's interior is aimed at conveying a sense of openness
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The top portion of the LF-FC's interior is aimed at conveying a sense of openness
Passengers in the LF-FC's rear seats benefit from reclining functionality, and ample head- and knee-space
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Passengers in the LF-FC's rear seats benefit from reclining functionality, and ample head- and knee-space
The LF-FC concept is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show this week
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The LF-FC concept is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show this week
The LF-FC boasts an "aggressively elegant" look
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The LF-FC boasts an "aggressively elegant" look
Lexus says the LF-FC provides an indication about the design and technology of its future flagship sedan
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Lexus says the LF-FC provides an indication about the design and technology of its future flagship sedan
The LF-FC has a large grille and L-shaped daytime running lights
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The LF-FC has a large grille and L-shaped daytime running lights

Lexus has unveiled its new LF-FC concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. The concept provides an indication of the design and technology the company intend to include in its future flagship sedan, including a new styling theme, a luxurious interior and innovative control and driving tech.

Measuring 208.7 x 78.7 x 55.6 in (530 x 200 x 141 cm), the five-door LF-FC is an extension of Lexus' L-finesse design philosophy with its so-called "aggressively elegant" look and long flowing lines along its profile.

Among the car's features are a large grille at front, L-shaped daytime running lights and taillights that have the same "floating theme" as those at the front. It sits on 21-in aluminum wheels with carbon fiber reinforced plastic rims.

The Concept envisions an all-wheel-drive setup, with a fuel-cell power system delivering power to the rear wheels as well as to in-wheel motors at the front. This approach is aimed at delivering precise torque distribution and improved handling and road stability.

Handling and stability should be improved further by the vehicle's optimal front and rear weight distribution, as a result of the fuel-cell stack placement at the rear of the vehicle, the power control unit at the front and T-formation configured hydrogen fuel tanks.

The top portion of the LF-FC's interior is aimed at conveying a sense of openness
The top portion of the LF-FC's interior is aimed at conveying a sense of openness

Inside, the LF-FC is designed to be convey a sense of openness, with a view to helping the driver to concentrate on the road without feeling constrained. The seats, doors and dashboard are finished with high-quality aniline leather, while passengers in the rear seats benefit from reclining functionality, and ample head- and knee-space.

For the driver, a human machine interface is controlled using hand gestures, eliminating the need to touch a panel or controls to adjust settings for such things as the audio system and ventilation. The LF-FC also features a traffic environment recognition, prediction and judgment system.

Source: Lexus

7 comments
CharlieSeattle
That grill is fugly!
pickypilot
I love our luxurious and incredibly reliable 2010 600hL. But, I'll never get a new one till they drop that horrendous grille. It looks like it should have at least a couple gold teeth just for driving through the 'hood'.
tyme2par4
Toyota; still chasing the fuel cell dream...
Stephen N Russell
Id drive this, nice ride.,
HughRiddle
Ugliest car ever.
owlbeyou
It needs a larger grille :) Audi started this silly trend.
Mel Tisdale
No wonder they have obviously spent a lot of effort on the lighting system. If any vehicle is going to look better in the dark, this one is. It takes ugliness to a whole new level.