December is underway, which means tis the season for scouting for holiday sales and wrapping gifts for those we love. Lexus has always been quick to bring out the big red bows and deck the cars, but this year, the automaker is making the season bright with the help of another luxury brand: Barneys New York.
With the release of a shadowy teaser photo this week, Lexus has set off a stream of speculation about which type of vehicle it might present to the world when the new LF-SA concept debuts at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next month. Some auto journalists have suggested that the Lexus LF-SA concept will be a preview of the next-generation styling of the best-selling Lexus RX SUV, while others have said it might be a replacement for the Lexus CT 200h hybrid hatchback. It may even be an all-new subcompact crossover that will slot below the game-changing Lexus NX!
There was a lot of buzz surrounding the aggressive styling and sporty handling of the Lexus NX crossover and RC coupe when they launched late in 2014, but the all-new vehicles have now proved that safety was far from an afterthought when they were designed. Lexus’ hot new duo recently earned the highest overall crash rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with both models designated as a Top Safety Pick+.
Lexus proved a long time ago that its renewed push for bolder vehicle designs and tighter handling was more than just lip service, but its lineup is starting to get sportier than many fans would have thought possible. Hot on the heels of the all-new 2015 Lexus RC F sport coupe that went on sale in November, another new high-performance F brand model is set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month.
Car buyers in the United States had Lexus’ all-new RC coupe to be thankful for on Turkey Day this year, helping the luxury auto brand achieve its best-ever November sales last month. We’ve seen strong initial demand for the aggressively styled 2015 Lexus RC at our Florida dealership, and 880 models were sold across the country during the vehicle’s gradual rollout in November. That performance contributed to a 7 percent overall sales increase for Lexus compared to the same month last year.