Lexus LC Convertible first look: Concept World Debut

The Lexus LC Convertible is a concept vehicle that the luxury firm unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. But while it’s presented as a concept, it’s actually a drop-top version of the LC coupe that Lexus introduced for the 2018 model year.

Fresh from Detroit and headed for Geneva, this convertible LC show car looks less like a way-out concept car and much more like something we’ll see in showrooms before too long. It also looks like a ton of fun to point down a twisty summer beach road.

Lexus LC convertible concept: coming to Geneva in March(Credit: Lexus)

Lexus’ Japanese design team meditated on the concept of “absolute beauty” while they worked on this thing – the idea that every line should “evoke an emotional response.” We wouldn’t go that far; in our view the open top detracts a bit from the curvy hip lines that made the LC coupé so sexy. But it’s certainly a nice, compact, agile and athletic looking roadster in its own right.

White leather interior with yellow accents(Credit: Lexus)

The topless concept wears 22-inch rims to the standard car’s 21, and features a white leather interior with yellow accents. There’s no mention of what motor it uses – likely the grunty 5-liter V8 from the base model coupé. If it hits production, it’ll almost certainly come in both the big V8 and 3.5-liter V6 hybrid flavors.

Short, slim and athletic stance(Credit: Lexus)

Will it hit production? Lexus isn’t saying anything, but this thing looks close enough to production standard that it really feels like a matter of time. It’ll be on show at the Geneva motor show from March 5. Check out a short video below, or many more photos in the gallery.

Source: Lexus

There’s no word on whether the LC Convertible is being groomed for production, but c’mon, look at it(Credit: Lexus)
Luxury interior meets serious speed and agaility(Credit: Lexus)
The subtraction of the hard roof seems to take a little away from the LC Coupé’s curvy waistline(Credit: Lexus)
Lexus’ LC convertible concept from the rear(Credit: Lexus)
Front-on, it’s much the same beast with the same aggressive grille(Credit: Lexus)
Lexus’ LC Convertible concept is headed to Geneva, where it’ll likely be mistaken for floor stock(Credit: Lexus)
Aggressive back end speaks to the LC’s handling and performance characteristics(Credit: Lexus)
22-inch rims on this convertible concept; the standard coupé has 21s(Credit: Lexus)