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.