Report – Lexus LFA Roadster Coming In 2014
If we were to believe the journalists from Automotive News, Lexus has some big plans for the upcoming period as they are about to introduce a whole bunch of redesigned models. The first one which will hit the market will be the updated version of the GS that should be out early next year with a V6 3.5-liter engine. The model was previewed by the LF-Gh concept and we shall see the production version in all its glory on August 18th at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
After that, in mid-2012, Lexus will roll out the 2013 ES which will be based on the refreshed Toyota Camry. Apparently, it is going to come with a prominent front grille and should be available with an optional hybrid configuration that will provide a combined fuel economy rating of 40 mpg (5.9 liters / 48 mpg UK).
The new generation of the IS will ride on a shortened platform of the GS and should adopt a sportier look, better handling and engine updates. This one should be out by the end of next year.
As far as the LS is concerned, a complete update will be launched in early 2013 and the Japanese engineers will focus on improving the car’s efficiency so most likely it will come with lighter materials and probably a hybrid configuration as well.
Last but certainly not least, the roadster version of the exquisite LFA might be launched by the middle of 2014. No more details are known, but it should come with the regular V10 4.8-liter engine that fires 553 hp (560 PS / 412 kW) and 354 lb.-ft (480 Nm) of torque.
Source: Automotive News
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