Lexus Teases Images of Future Hybrid Styling

Detail of LF-Gh hybrid concept

Detail of LF-Gh hybrid concept

Lexus today teased the first images of the LF-Gh hybrid concept that it will make its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The images provide a glimpse of the future direction of Lexus design, which will use hybrid technology as a key market advantage.

Lexus describes the design direction as “stylish and assertive,” and a “projection of what a luxury car could become in a modern world.” The concept design appears to be more fanciful and angular than current Lexus models. Some observers believe the concept could be a precursor to the next-generation GS hybrid.

Lexus LFgh concept detail
Lexus GS 450h detail

Top: Lexus LF-Gh hybrid concept detail
Bottom: 2010-2011 Lexus GS 450h detail

As Lexus considers its next generation, the brand has just launched the new Lexus CT 200h—with early signs of success. In March, Lexus reported sales of nearly 2,200 units in its first month on the market. The new model immediately became the third most popular hybrid, behind the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight.

The LF-Gh hybrid concept will be on display in the Lexus exhibit at the New York International Auto Show from April 20 – May 1, 2011.


  • DucMan

    Good to see Lexus moving aggresively on the Hybrids. I am very disappointed with Acuras non existent approach to hybrids or even diesels.
    Gas prices of $3 or more are here to stay and the possibility of $5 or more gas seems only a matter of time. This customer is looking to replace both his vehicles in the next couple of years and I expect Acura won’t be getting my money even though I love their cars.

  • Anonymous

    @Ducman: I think I read there’ll be hybrids in Acura’s lineup, possibly sometime in 2012. I remember that there’s a new two-motor hybrid setup debuted in L.A. Auto Show last year. (I think it was reported here in the news section.) And the company has been looking into an appropriate hybrid setup for ‘large’ vehicles for some time. I guess it is quite possible to include SUV application.

    Furthermore, it was reported: “Acura is currently considering a smaller model to slot beneath the TSX. [...] the new vehicle would compete with the likes of the BMW 1-Series, Audi A3 and Volvo C30.”

  • Tyre Repair

    The gauge meters are colorfully made. It comes with blue color and is easier to read especially during nighttime when light is limited.

  • khaled abbasian

    helo plies

  • Anonymous

    It’s a good decision that Lexus would be moving on the hybrids. I’ll be seeing it on the New York International Auto Show and I can’t wait for it. The cars concept was nice and its incredibly better than the other Lexus cars, and having a sale of more than 2,00 units is already a big catch.

    Wil,
    Autosking

  • tapra1

    The concept design appears to be more fanciful and angular than current Lexus models. Some observers believe the concept could be a precursor to the next-generation GS hybrid.Tech Follow