Lexus LC Convertible Reportedly Coming Within The Next Two Years

Rumors about a Lexus LC Convertible and LC F have been floating around for awhile but a new report is indicating the models are inching closer to production.

Citing a company insider, Auto Express is reporting the LC Convertible is a “done deal” and will likely be introduced within the next 18 to 24 months. If the reports are correct, the LC would become the company’s first convertible since the IS C was phased out several years ago.

When asked about the model, Lexus International president Yoshihiro Sawa declined to confirm the car has been green-lighted but said “I hope that we will have a convertible in the near future” as “we know the luxury market requires a convertible.”

Engine options would reportedly carryover from the coupe and include a 5.0-liter V8 with 471 hp (351 kW) and a hybridized 3.5-liter V6 with a combined output of 354 hp (263 kW).

When talk turned to the LC F, Sawa said “It’s not decided yet but in my mind, a high-performance LC is a good opportunity.” The publication’s source echoed his statement by saying the model is nearing approval but hasn’t been signed off on yet.

The insider also suggested the LC F could be powered by an all-new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine instead of a more powerful version of the car’s 5.0-liter V8 engine. The new engine would reportedly produce around 600 hp (447 kW) and that would give it 129 hp (96 kW) more than the LC 500.

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  • Auer

    Yaaaaawn. Who cares? This won’t sell much anyway. So when is IS350AWD coming to Europe? Or when is the new GS coming (with 3.5tt of course)? When is GX/LX hybrid coming? New ISF? 4.0 twin turbo with 600+HP? No, we need 2 years to chop of the roof… Reliability is the only reason why Lexus is still on the market.

  • Christian Wimmer

    Why so long? Does this reveal something about the way Toyota/Lexus functions from a product planning POV?

    For example that they are perhaps slow to take risks? That internal quarrels exist regarding product diversification?

    When Mercedes launched the new E-Class Coupe the convertible was literally showcased next week. Literally.

    Side note, I saw a last-generation Lexus IS Convertible a few weeks ago in downtown Munich. I had totally forgotten that those cars exist. It’s rare to see a Lexus here and when you do it’s usually an RX/NX.

    • getoffme

      Why so long? Maybe because there is only a microscopic market that would actually buy it. Of course it does not apply to you.

  • Six Thousand Times

    That will be sexy.

  • ediotsavant

    Good move by Lexus. The LC will have a long life span before it gets redesigned and to keep it in the spotlight, they have to introduce new variants.

  • Infinite1

    Don’t care about a convertible, just give us the LC F already, Lexus!

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