Slowly but surely we are seeing glimpses of new cars that are set to be launched at what looks to be an exciting New York International Auto Show. Lexus is the latest company to reveal tease shots with a glimpse at a small part of its newest concept the LF-Gh hybrid concept.
The concept will make its world debut at the show and is likely to be pretty close to what the next generation Lexus GS will look like. Lexus says 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. Lexus, Toyota’s luxury car division has lost ground in the past few months with only a very slight increase in sales compared to last year. This contrasts with its main rivals, Audi, BMW, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz, who have all seen their sales volumes increase significantly. Indeed, so far this year Mercedes-Benz has outsold Lexus in the U.S. giving the German marque the number one spot in luxury car sales, a coveted position held by Lexus for the past 11 years.