The world debut of the Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept at the New York Auto Show is just weeks away and until now we were left in the dark with what to expect. The car company has just released a couple teaser shots giving us a glimpse of what’s to come. And it goes without saying it looks as though it’s going to be a radical departure from the conservative theme of most of its current lineup.
The LF-Gh concept should give us idea of the styling direction for the next-gen GS, which we caught last October in Europe undergoing heavy testing, while hiding under much of the current sedan’s sheet metal. The current GS has been around since 2006 and faces tough competition from the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Infiniti M, and Jaguar XF all of which have been recently redesigned.
Judging by the photos, the LF-Gh, which stands for Lexus Future Grand Touring Hybrid, will be a bold display of the automaker’s L-Finesse design language. The first photo is a rear three quarter with sharp, angular lines and a vertical slit that starts at the lower edge of the taillight down to the bumper. The second photo of the headlight appears to be three clusters of LED lights, suggesting that Lexus is following Mercedes-Benz’s and Audi’s lead of using LEDs to handle all lighting functions. We also get a slight view of the grill, which Lexus describes as “spindle” styling that may make it to future vehicles.
We hope to see more photos as the New York show approaches. Stay with Automobile Magazine for the latest news surrounding the LF-Gh and the 2011 New York Auto Show.