There’s little in the way of information accompanying the image, in fact information released with this teaser describes the car as “Lexus’ vision of progressive luxury” and nothing else.
Taking a look at the current Lexus lineup however, shows that the flagship LS sedan is well and truly due for replacement, debuting in 2006, with a fairly major facelift in 2012.
The slimline three-element headlight and sweeping chrome spear shown in the teaser could well be the face of Lexus’ next S-Class competitor.
While it’s less likely to appear at Tokyo this month, a twin-turbocharged V8 is also rumoured to be in development, to be deployed in a future LS F high-performance variant.
There’s also a chance that the piercing headlight seen here could adorn the face of a successor to the SC coupe/convertible, last seen with a folding hard top in 2005.
Forecast by the LF-LC concept in 2012, and buoyed by comments from Lexus US chief Jeff Bracken in August, saying that a Lexus flagship doesn’t need to be a sedan - if the teased concept is indeed a new SC it marks a significant styling departure from the curvaceous LF-LC.
All will be revealed in short-order, with the Tokyo Motor Show set to open its doors on the 28th of October.