Lexus' LF-CC hybrid coupe concept car has officially debuted at the Paris Motor Show. Lexus brought an earlier version of the concept to the Detroit show back in January, though it was called the LF-LC back then. This latest show car is clearly much closer to production form.
The car previews the styling of the next-generation IS coupe, Lexus says, and it also contains a hybrid powertrain that is likely to be used in the new IS. The gas-electric setup consists of an Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter inline-four with Toyota's D-4S direct injection system and a compact, high-output electric motor.
As for numbers, Lexus will only say the powertrain will produce class-leading carbon dioxide emissions, with a target of less than 100g/km.
The styling follows Lexus' L-finesse language and includes a version of the automaker's signature spindle-shaped grille The concept features three-LED projector headlamps without a cover. Daytime running lights are mounted elsewhere in the bumper's surface.
The rear sports a spoiler to aid rear-wheel traction, and the car's overall styling features a classic long hood/short deck design. A unique touch is a third brake light built into the shark-fin antenna.
The interior also hints at future production cars from Lexus, with an evolution of the brand's Human Machine Interface. The upper portion of the dash gets a Display Zone that includes a multi-display screen, while the lower half is the Operation Zone with a new shift lever and touch tracer display that controls the vehicle's systems.