This is our first look at the Lexus Progressive Luxury concept that will be fully revealed later this month at the 2015 Tokyo auto show. Though Lexus hasn’t yet said what shape its concept car will take, it will almost certainly preview the next-generation LS sedan, as well as a related SC coupe.
While both cars are likely to draw inspiration from the Lexus LF-LC concept car (pictured below), the headlights shown in this teaser photo are much smaller units than on that show car. The lights are nestled into a sharp corner between the car’s front fascia and its hood, which has strong creases extending back from the grille to the front fenders. Expect the Lexus concept to use a version of the company’s spindle grille design, and to continue the bold and sporty styling language we’ve seen on other recent Lexus designs.
As to what’s under the hood, the Lexus SC and LS sedan are expected to have a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, as well as a 500-hp hybrid powertrain, and an F model with as much as 600 hp from a twin-turbo V-8. The SC will serve as a new halo car for the Lexus brand, with its price tag likely pushing beyond the $100,000 mark, while the Lexus LS luxury sedan is one of the oldest cars in its segment and is due for an update. Reports also suggested that the LS would be introduced at this year’s Tokyo show to coincide with the car’s 25th anniversary.
Stay tuned for more details on the Lexus Progressive Luxury concept from the Tokyo auto show next week.