The main pillars of the LF-CC, Lexus’s latest concept model, which made its long-awaited world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in 2012, are “design,” “driving pleasure” and “state-of-the-art hybrid technology.”
The LF-CC’s bodywork is its most striking asset, thanks to the expertise and experience accumulated within the Lexus Design Division over the 10-year or so period since the introduction of its L-finesse philosophy. L-finesse, coined from the brand’s core values of “leading-edge” and “finesse,” is a self-imposed design concept to which Lexus has always aspired. Over time, the designers have honed the concept, improving it each time they develop a new concept or production model.
“We went back to basics to restudy and develop our visual language, thereby setting this vehicle far and away from its rivals in terms of exterior styling,” says Takeshi Tanabe, project manager of the Lexus Design Division.