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A luxury coupe produced by Lexus beginning in 2017.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Lexus LC page on 22 April 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Lexus LC (Japanese: レクサス・LC, Rekusasu LC) is a grand tourer/personal luxury car from Lexus, Toyota's luxury division. It was based on the 2012 LF-LC Concept, designed by Toyota Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, California. It was developed under the program codename "950A" from 2011 to 2016, design work was transferred from Calty to Toyota Technical Centre in Aichi, Japan from January 2013, with a final production design freeze in the first half of 2014. The LC 500 is expected to start sales in May 2017, at a base cost of US$90,000 for the LC 500 and US$100,000 for the LC 500h.

Exterior Design

The grille pattern is a gradient, with the tightly compressed mesh at the top transitioning to a wider diamond at the bottom. Note the top of the spindle grille does not have a chrome surround — this is a break from the traditional Lexus grille design.

The overall length of the LC is 4,750mm (187.4 inches), with a wheelbase of 2,870mm (113 inches). The front and rear overhangs are noticeably short — the front is just 920mm (36.22 inches), and the back is 970mm (38.19 inches). Central to the LC design is the spindle grille, and the hourglass shape can be seen in the way the front and rear fenders flare out and the door panels are pulled inward. The lines from the front fender build up the A-pillar to form the boundaries of the blacked-out roof — Lexus cites “the traditional Japanese sword” as the inspiration for the sharp edges of the C-pillar molding.Once again, the spindle grille can be seen clearly in the central rear design — all other elements are recessed and pushed to the far corners.

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22 April 2017An Overview of the Impressive New Lexus LC 500Will Hope

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