Lexus Teases Coming 'Progressive Luxury' Concept Car
Lexus released Wednesday a hint of what’s to come from the automaker’s 2015 Tokyo Motor Show display. According to the automaker, Lexus will be showing their “vision of progressive luxury” — which is vague-booking at its finest.
Although many believe the concept will be the automaker’s next-generation LS — which is certainly plausible considering Mercedes-Benz S Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, et al. — it could be something different; Lexus has the Mirai and new Prius (aka CT) to play with from Toyota.
If it is an LS concept, it’s almost certainly going to include an alternative powertrain.
Toyota last week said that company aimed to sell 30,000 hydrogen-powered cars by 2020 — it sold 1,500 last year — and its flagship Lexus sedan could be the right kind of vehicle for an alternative powertrain display. (Whether that makes it into a production version remains to be seen.)
The current-generation LS is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 that makes 386 horsepower. Autocar reports that the next-generation LS could be powered by Lexus’ 5-liter V-8 with direct and port injectors borrowed from its IS-F and RC-F, possibly mated to a hybrid system.
The Tokyo Motor Show begins Oct. 28.
It is keeping a V8 and getting an actual INCREASE in displacement? How often does that happen these days? Lexus is going to be offering 5 models with a V8.
I think it's something to do with the LS. If and when they decide to change the CT they're not going to make a big deal about it.
Progressive luxury-so I assume it will have fair trade organic brake fluid?
Looks a lot like the headlights from the FT1/next-gen-Supra: http://tinyurl.com/pgtdzkg