The mid-size Lexus LF-CC hybrid coupe concept will make its world premiere at the Paris auto show later this month and reports say the concept could determine the design of the next generation of IS sedans.
The LF-CC takes design cues from the concept Lexus LF-LC, which has now been seen at several auto shows.
The hybrid LF-CC will be powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine connected to a high-output, water-cooled permanent-magnet electric motor. The LF-CC uses a generator, battery and a "power-split device" to control the multiple outputs and direct them to the rear wheels. The gasoline engine also uses direct injection to save more fuel. Emissions are claimed to be less than 100 grams per kilometer. Lexus says it will introduce this hybrid unit to its model range in the near future.