The Paris Motor Show is coming up in a little over a week, and all the major car manufacturers are giving auto enthusiasts an early sneak peek at what they can expect to see from the show. Up until the show next week, we are going to bring you the latest news and announcements coming out of the Paris Motor Show.
Lexus’ big headliner at the 2012 Paris Motor Show will be a new concept car making its debut this year. The LF-CC will have a lot to live up to after the unveiling of the LF-LC at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year with its sporty look and bold tagline, “The Pursuit of Perfection.” How will Lexus make the LF-CC stand out in an already large number of concept cars at the Paris Motor Show?
The first pictures of the LF-CC look slick, classy, and more understated than the LF-LC. On the outside, the bodywork is designed for maximum traction, and the mesh grille and LED 3-light headlights give it a decidedly cool modern look. On the inside, there is a new 2.5 liter full hybrid powertrain with a high-output electric motor. Like other concept cars coming to the Paris Motor Show, lower carbon dioxide emissions are a concern, and their new hybrid powertrain gives out less than 100 g/km. According to a press release from Toyota, Lexus is planning to integrate this hybrid powertrain in its other models in the next few years, so while the model is a concept car, the technology it brings will be available soon.
Lexus did not include any pictures of the car’s interior, but they are putting emphasis on their Human Machine Interface, or HMI, design philosophy. They claim that the layout of the interior creates a better driving experience that will keep the driver focused and comfortable. The interior color scheme is described as a “warm, elegant amber leather finish” and compliments the outside’s contrasting metallic finish.
I will be looking for the LF-CC at the show, but right now, I am not as excited for the LF-CC as some of the other concept cars. The new hybrid powertrain sounds interesting, and I really love the exterior shots. The problem is that they are playing up the car as a “superior driving experience,” and a huge part of a luxury car is its interior. If they had included even just one picture of that “elegant amber leather finish,” I could get more excited for its premiere, but as it is right now, I feel like I’ve only seen half of a car.
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