The new Lexus LC luxury coupe has been honoured by a 20-strong judging panel of top car designers. The title ‘2016’s Production Car Design of the Year’ has been given to the outstanding stand out Lexus model during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Car Design of the Year awards are organized by Car Design News.
Car Design Review 4’s editor Guy Bird said: “It was great to see the fantastic LF-LC concept faithfully translated into the beautiful LC production car with so little compromise. This is a rare thing in the automotive industry and should be celebrated.
“Our esteemed, but hard-to-please professional car design judging panel clearly agreed, giving plaudits to the curvaceous coupe for its daring surfacing, unforgettable face and unique character. It was a tough project to execute, by all accounts, but a wonderful end result and a deserving winner of the 2016 Production Car Design of the Year.”
Responding to the award, LC Chief Designer Tadao Mori said: “This was one of the first times for Lexus that designers were closely involved in the dynamic engineering development, so we could understand the driving goals and support them with the car’s design.