Toyota: Lexus LC Convertible to enter production

Here is a good news for all premium car lovers. Toyota’s luxury car brand Lexus has confirmed that the LC family is set to grow, with the gorgeous Coupe soon to be joined by  an open top variant. Following on from the LC Convertible Concept shown at the 2019 Detroit Auto show, a prototype of the production model has made its disguised debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

With the flagship Lexus LC Convertible, the Japanese car brand is ready to return to the convertible segment. Before that, Lexus sold the now-discontinued SC convertible.

The exact timeline of the production of Lexus LC Convertible is yet to be announced, however the Japanese premium brand confirmed this month that a convertible version of its flagship LC sports coupe will go into production “in the near future.”

Lexus offered scant details about the LC convertible, saying details like launch and markets would be announced later.

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the prototype was shown in a silver and black digital camouflage motif.  The Lexus LC Convertible carries the signature design language of the contemporary models from the premium car brand.

“Long, low and lean, the LC convertible will share the coupe’s athletic proportions but project its own, distinct identity,” Lexus said in a release. The company also claims that it will bring a sense of completeness to the brand’s flagship models. And that car looks just like the coupe minus a roof, and the coupe is a stunner.

Lexus has been teasing a new convertible for years. In 2008, Lexus showcased the LF-AR that materialised into an open top LFA.

One thing’s for sure: it’s going to be a sweet Japanese alternative to the BMW 8 Series Cabriolet!


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