HYDROGEN FUEL-CELL SALOON
The next generation LF-FC luxury concept car stormed the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show; it was the unveiling of a truly visionary new luxury saloon.
THE LF-FC CONCEPT
It’s an exciting glimpse into the future. The first ever fuel-cell concept. The LF-FC is a stunning, yet effortlessly elegant 4-door coupe, powered by a pioneering all-wheel-drive system. The LF-FC isn’t simply a design exercise, it’s designed to reframe your expectations.
THE LF-FC EXPRESSES OUR PROGRESSIVE LUXURY AND HIGH-TECH VISION OF A NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURETokuo Fukuichi, Lexus International President
You’ll find the same floating theme all round the LF-FC with its striking new three-pronged tail-lights. When you see the full profile of this unique concept car, you begin to appreciate its radical styling. Only then is the LF-FC’s true character revealed.
A flowing roofline from front to rear, the LF-FC is designed to eat up straight roads, but also thoroughly enjoyable on more challenging, winding routes. Its 21-inch aluminium wheels with carbon-fibre reinforced plastic rims add an extra element of flair to an already dynamically styled machine.
The cabin is designed in two sections; the top half conveys a sense of openness, allowing the driver to concentrate on the road ahead without feeling constrained. Seen at eye level, the aniline leather front seats seem to be floating in a seamless formation with the doors and dashboard.
A hydrogen fuel-cell system powers this all-wheel-drive concept, allowing precise torque distribution control between the front and rear wheels. Optimal weight distribution for the LC-FC is achieved by placing the fuel-cells at the rear of the vehicle, the control unit at the front, and positioning the hydrogen fuel tanks in T-formation.
Automated driving technologies with elevated traffic environment recognition, prediction, and judgment functions provide a safe and efficient driving experience - we are on our way to creating a world where there are no traffic collisions.