2011 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Toyota's premium brand unveils a hybrid concept that appears to foretell the next-generation Lexus GS sedan.
- Lexus says the design of the LF-Gh "conveys original thoughts and ideas that will migrate to future Lexus vehicles on a global scale."
- The LF-Gh hybrid concept employs LED lighting and rides on 20-inch wheels and tires.
NEW YORK — Lexus has pulled the covers off its latest creation, the LF-Gh hybrid concept sedan, ahead of the car's public unveiling next week at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
Teased just a week ago, the LF-Gh provides a fairly accurate glimpse at the successor to the current Lexus GS sedan.
The four-passenger LF-Gh sedan is built on the same 112.2-inch wheelbase as the 2011 Lexus GS and measures just 2.5 inches longer, at 192.5 inches overall. The concept rides on 20-inch wheels shod with 245/35R20 tires in front and 285/30R20s in the rear.
Ahead of the show, Lexus declined to provide any details on the concept's propulsion system other than to say it employed "Lexus Hybrid Drive." The current GS 450h mates an electric motor with a 292-horsepower 3.5-liter V6.
Lexus described the LF-Gh simply as "a high-performance concept...built on an advanced rear-wheel-drive platform."
Amid a torrent of hyperbole, Lexus acknowledged that the design of the LF-Gh "conveys original thoughts and ideas that will migrate to future Lexus vehicles on a global scale."
Among the features of the concept are LED headlamps, taillamps, foglamps and daytime running lights, as well as "an all-new analog clock with a three-dimensional face."
Edmunds.com says: The world's briefest pre-show striptease is over — thank goodness. — Paul Lienert, Correspondent