2011 New York Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The Lexus LF-Gh, a new hybrid concept car, will make its world debut on April 19 at the 2011 New York Auto Show, said Lexus on Tuesday.
- Lexus confirmed what the nomenclature stands for in an e-mailed exchange with Inside Line. "LF" is short for "Lexus Finesse," "G" is short for "GS" and "h" is short for hybrid.
- It can be safely assumed that the concept may be a precursor of the next-generation GS hybrid.
TORRANCE, California — The Lexus LF-Gh, a new hybrid concept car, will make its world debut on April 19 at the 2011 New York Auto Show, said Lexus on Tuesday.
Lexus did not release images of the concept or offer any formal explanation beyond saying it will offer a "glimpse into the future of Lexus design" in an e-mailed invitation to the unveiling to journalists.
Later, Lexus confirmed what the nomenclature of the concept stands for in an e-mailed exchange with Inside Line.
"Can you say anything about the nomenclature?" asked Inside Line. "Is LF for Lexus Finesse? Is G for GS? Is h for hybrid?"
"Yes on all of these," wrote Curt McAllister, Toyota's Midwest spokesman in an e-mailed response.
The 2011 Lexus GS 450h is a rear-wheel-drive midsize luxury sedan that starts at $58,925, including an $875 destination charge. It is a series parallel hybrid equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 gas engine and electric motors for a total output of 340 horsepower. The EPA says it delivers 22 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway.
Edmunds.com says: Not a very sexy teaser from Lexus, but our curiosity is piqued. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent