Lexus teases LF-Gh concept ahead of New York debut

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.

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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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