Lexus LF-A roadster at Geneva

Published: 06 March 2008

What’s new on Lexus’s Geneva Motor Show stand?

In global unveil terms, the Lexus stand had nothing new. The LF-A roadster concept first revealed at the 2008 Detroit show two months ago took centre stage for its European debut, flanked by the IS-F and various big hybrids from the GS450h to the LS600h L… oh and a groovy cut-away version of the RX400h.

But they year 2008 will be a quiet one for Lexus – aside from the performance IS-F going on sale this April – but expect 18 new products from the Toyota/Lexus stable in the next year and a half. These will include two new hybrids – one of which could feature in the IS – as that model is one of only two Lexus cars that doesn’t currently offer hybrid power (the other being the unloved SC430) and Lexus has clearly stated it wants to roll out hybrid power across its range.

CAR highlight

Can’t think of one…the LF-A roadster if you haven’t seen it already

What were they thinking?

It’s getting incredibly frustrating to keep viewing near-production concepts of the LF-A supercar you can’t yet drive or buy. Please hurry…

In a nutshell

‘Nothing new to see here, move on for now,’ but keep ‘em peeled in the next 18 months for a Toyota/Lexus product onslaught.


By Guy Bird

Contributor, cultural curator, design commentator