• Apr 5, 2011
2011 Lexus LF-Gh concept teasers – Click either for image gallery

Lexus LF-Gh conceptAs promised, Lexus is preparing to land at the New York Auto Show with a conceptual preview for the next-generation GS sedan. That model has essentially been an evolution of the Giugiaro design that debuted on the original GS way back in 1991, but the new concept promises to show the way forward; not just for the mid-range Lexus sedan, but for the entire brand.

The Toyota luxury division has confirmed the debut of the LF-Gh – shorthand for Lexus Future Grand-Touring Hybrid (of course) – with the release of these two teaser shots and the press statement we've posted after the jump. Lexus says the car will spearhead the next step in its L-Finesse design language that's been in play for a decade now.

From what we can tell from the crop-shots, the LF-Gh looks to blend some of the aggression we've seen on Audi concepts of late with some thoroughly Japanese-looking design flourishes, but we'll have to wait a little longer to see the big picture. In any case, click past the break to read the short statement and be sure to check out high-res versions of the two teasers in our gallery below.

[Source: Lexus]
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Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept To Make World Debut at 2011 New York International Auto Show
  • Stylish and assertive concept advances notions of premium luxury
  • Concept explores Lexus' future direction; global design identity evolves
  • Aggressive and bold "spindle" front grille hints at new face of Lexus vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif. (April 5, 2011) – Lexus today announced that the LF-Gh hybrid concept will make its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.

The LF-Gh, which stands for Lexus Future Grand Touring Hybrid, sets out to redefine the premium grand touring sedan. Through this exercise, the definition of L-Finesse, the marque's design philosophy since 2001, has been refined and evolved to include a bolder, more distinct projection of what a luxury car could become in a modern world. The result is the LF-Gh concept, which conveys original thoughts and ideas that may migrate to future Lexus vehicles on a global scale.

The new concept will be on display in the Lexus exhibit at the New York International Auto Show from April 20 – May 1, 2011.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like they took a broken taillight and molded it into the body.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is what happens if you watch too much anime.
      • 3 Years Ago
      why am i not surprised, the concept is far from bland - it's bold and aggressive basically the overall design that the brand is going to go into now. But hey look the haters still gotta hate that it's so bold and aggressive. THe grill is possibly audi-ish, but the rest is...interesting obviously itll be toned down depending on the whole picture.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks ummmm...complicated, in a bad way =/
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like an audi in the transforming phase.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's not going to age well...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Its a concept...... not the actual car. No need to worry about aging... im sure the actual production model will be much more toned down.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oooh...looks sexy! It may seem a little overwrought, but it's a concept, so you know it's going to be toned down.
      • 3 Years Ago
      besides look at how low this thing is, definitely an overall design concept for the brand. I'm excited.
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks freakin awesome
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree. BOLD and creative.

        Cant wait to see the new Lexus GS. Hopfully we will see a F version too !
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree. I think the issue people are having is that the front seems to be going the Mitsubish/Nissan GT-R/New Charger route with the angry maw. I happen to like the look, but I know a lot of people don't.

        Concepts always get toned way down, so it always surprises me when people say that it will be a flop. The only issue I have is the "Audi-eyeliner." (the LED strip) That is the type of detail that will make it to a production version and I'm tired of cars having them. It's like StreetGlow for luxury car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      ummm... well, the details shown are clearly overwrought. yikes.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I thought that was the whole point of the concept car?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Do you know why Toyota and Lexus designs used to look good even when they could be easily labeled as conservative? Because Toyota is good at conservative design. They should get back to it ASAP.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yup! I'm thinking GUNDAM robot . . .
        • 3 Years Ago
        Front end air dam/fog lights area looks identical to the FT-86 concept. And they are stealing Nissan's funky and unnecessary zig zag lights? Lame.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Love what I'm seeing of the rear end...and I'm just really hoping that the front end is just an over the top concept version of what the production will be. I highly doubt that kind of sharp and jagged looking front end will make it to production.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope the final production model will look just like this...that way they'll sell only two of them
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. Talk about yin and yang.
      The back looks terrific.
      The front is, as Charles Barkley would say, Turrrible!
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