Lexus Planning LC500 Flagship Full-size Two-Door Model?

In January, Toyota filed trademark applications for the names LC500 and LC500h. The two designations were presumed to be reserved for a rear-wheel drive flagship coupe model, and recent statements made by Lexus division general manager Jeff Bracken seem to back these beliefs up.

“We need a flagship. It doesn’t have to be a sedan,” Jeff Bracken, Lexus division general manager, recently told Reuters.

The new flagship coupe would be sold alongside the current full-size LS sedan and compete with models like BMW 6-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. If we had to guess, we’d say the LC500 will be powered by Lexus’ 5.0-liter V8 found in the RC F, while the LC500h will also utilize that engine but with a hybrid system.

Lexus said they will spill the beans in regards to its new flagship model in January, which to us, means it will be unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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