Lexus Plans Additional Variants for LC 500 Flagship Model
The Lexus LC 500 is an exciting vehicle and it’s currently the flagship model offered by the automaker. Even though the car just only came out, it seems like Lexus has more planned for the big model than just the basic version that’s gracing the streets around the country currently. Many people believe that a convertible model is in store and that it will be released in the next year or two. Others are expecting an all-wheel drive version or a more aggressive LC 500 F. Nothing is confirmed, but Lexus could go in a lot of directions with this impressive machine.
Why a Convertible?
There’s a really good reason for Lexus to release a convertible version of its vehicle, and that’s to compete. In order to compete with the likes of BMW and Jaguar a convertible would be a powerful and helpful tool. Lexus will likely want to capture a bit more of the market share, and a convertible will allow them to do that effectively.
It’s a Possibility
While there is no official word on whether or not Lexus is going to release a convertible version of the LC 500, it’s definitely possible to make one according to the chief engineer responsible for the LC. He claims that the structure is there to make it a possibility, it just needs the green light from Lexus to happen. There is no guarantee that it ever will, but many think it’s a possibility now.
Maybe a Performance LC or an All Wheel Variant as Well
The chief engineer also said that the car could be fitted with an all-wheel drive setup, but there was no word on whether or not that was going to happen either. It’s very likely that a more powerful and aggressively styled LC F will be released in the future, but Lexus hasn’t given an official word on that either.
There is a lot in store for this new flagship vehicle, but nothing can be confirmed at the moment. We’ll all just have to wait and see what changes are in store for the coupe next, and hope that they are going to be as good as we are expecting they will be.