Hydrogen-powered Lexus LF-FC concept shown in Tokyo

Lexus LF-FC at Tokyo

Lexus has stormed the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show with its new LF-FC concept. The luxury saloon design previews both a new hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and a styling showcase for the next-generation LS luxury car.

The bold four-door design uses an exaggerated version of the Japanese firm’s striking spindle grille at the front, and adopts styling cues first seen on the LF LC coupe concept. The angular front-end contrasts with a curvy side profile, while the rear gets large three-pronged tail-lights.

It’s radically different to the current, three-year old Lexus LS, but the concept is said to showcase the ‘design and technology direction of the brand’s future flagship sedan’. That may not arrive in production for two to three-years, however. 

Lexus LF-FC at Tokyo

Even more future-thinking is found under the skin. The concept uses a hydrogen fuel-cell electric powertrain which operates as a four-wheel drive system. The main drive goes through the rear wheels most of the time, but two electric motors at the front axle allow even distribution of torque when required. It’s a different setup to the fuel-cell Mirai, so expect significantly increased peformance.

New tech includes the latest generation of autonomous driving systems, plus a gesture-control infotainment system that uses holographic projections. Watch out, Mercedes S-Class!

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