The Japanese car manufacturer Lexus revealed the LF-FC concept that offers a peek into the design and technology direction of the brand's future flagship sedan.
The LF-FC features a fresh new styling theme that the manufacturer calls as 'L-finesse' design philosophy. The sedan concept features edgy design from all corners with grand touring vehicle virtues. Unmistakable Lexus signature grille with a new mesh design dominates the front, while daytime running lights (DRL) added in the front fenders. The rear is highlighted by new taillights that remind the boomerang design. Despite being four-door sedan, the car features flowing roof line like coupes. The 21-inch aluminum wheels with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) rims, add an extra dose of flair to the concept.
On interior, the rear seats offer a reclining feature and large head and knee space. High-quality aniline leather on the seats, doors and dashboard enhances the luxury in the interior. The car features an advanced human machine interface that can be operated by simple hand gestures, without the need to touch a panel or controls. A small holographic image on the center console indicates where the system can interpret your hand gestures to control the audio system and ventilation.
Under the hood, the LF-FC comes with a high output fuel cell power system that powers the rear wheels, and also sends power to two in-wheel motors in the front, making the LF-FC all-wheel-drive. The concept's fuel-cell stack at placed at the rear of the vehicle while power control unit at the front results in weight distribution optimal.
"Lexus wants to surprise and evoke emotion with its distinctive design and forward-thinking technology. For us, it is more than just a car, and we should exceed conventional imagination. The LF-FC expresses our progressive luxury and high-tech vision of a not so distant future," said Tokuo Fukuichi, Lexus International President.