without a one-piece cover.
Lexus, the luxury brand of Toyota Motor Co., will unveil, as a world première,
its mid-sized LF-CC coupe concept at this
year's Paris International Motor
de l'Automobile, public days from 29 September to
to the Lexus LF-LC hybrid 2+2 sports coupe
concept already unveiled last January at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show,
the full hybrid LF-CC is a more compact, rear-wheel
drive concept which integrates design cues from the LF-LC,
and represents, as the Japanese brand indicates, a future Lexus D-segment (midsize, upper
is equipped with a 2.5 litre full hybrid
The LF-CC features the latest evolution of
what Lexus calls its L-finesse design language, with the Lexus ‘spindle’
grille, a 3 LED-projector headlamp design that is
freed from a conventional one-piece cover, and
independent Daytime Running Lights
(DRLs) integrated into the upper bumper surface.
On the side, a convex curve flows
from the bonnet
through the steeply raked windscreen, into a roofline which peaks towards the rear of the
The airflow regulating fin merges with the roofline.
To improve traction by increasing downforce over the
rear wheels, an airflow
regulating fin flows from underneath the side of the car and upwards
through the rear wheel arch (see opposite picture), in
a similar fashion to the design form seen on the LF-LC concept and
the high-performance LFA.
Visually, the airflow regulating fin merges with the roofline in a rear spoiler integrated within the boot
lid. At the rear, the stop lamp is integrated into
the shark antenna.
Inside, the dashboard is divided into
what Lexus calls an upper "display zone" with a multi-display screen and a
lower "operation zone", which allows
access to the shift lever and touch
tracer display (directly behind the shift lever) for remote system
is equipped with an all-new 2.5 litre full hybrid
powertrain with a targeted <100 g/km CO2
emissions level and an energy efficiency of more than 2 hp produced per gram of
Lexus also indicates that it will introduce
the new hybrid powertrain into its model range
in the near future.
Adapted specifically for the hybrid powertrain, the all-new 2.5
litre, DOHC, 4-cylinder petrol engine adopts the Atkinson cycle and D-4S direct
injection technology to optimise power and fuel-efficiency.
In addition to the 4-cylinder petrol engine and a compact, water-cooled permanent magnet electric
motor, the LF-CC
hybrid drive system comprises a generator, a high-performance battery, a power split device which, via planetary
reduction gears, combines and re-allocates power from the engine,
electric motor and generator according to operational requirements,
and a compact power control unit to govern the
interaction of the system components.