Lexus LFA

Lexus LFA successor not on the company’s short-term business plan

November 10, 2015

The Lexus LFA was one of the brand’s best models ever launched but wasn’t produced in high volumes. Only 500 units were built over a two year production run. It’s been almost three years since the model was discontinued and there hasn’t been an announcement for a successor. That’s because a new supercar isn’t in currently in the company’s plans and won’t arrive in the forseeable future.

There have been reports claiming that the Toyota Motor-BMW Group technical partnership will be used for the LFA successor but Mark Templin, Executive Vice President at Lexus International, shot down those rumours during a conversation with He agreed that “there’s lots of desire” for a new Lexus supercar but admitted that desire isn’t a factor strong enough in this case.

“I would never say never, but it’s not in our short-term plan,” said Mr. Templin about a potential LFA successor.

“Don’t take this the wrong way, but (Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda) Akio Toyoda believes that every generation, that’s every 30 years, a new generation comes through and every generation deserves a special car like the LFA.”

As for Lexus’ reported short-term plans, following the fifth generation 2017 Lexus LS which arrives next year, a BMW 6 Series-rivaling luxury grand tourer would be introduced. This 2-door coupe will reportedly enter production in November 2016, and two names are rumoured for this model – Lexus LC and Lexus FC.


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