Toyota unveils Lexus LC 500 coupe at Detroit auto show

Toyota Motors Corp, which plans to launch its luxury model Lexus in India later this year, unveiled its Lexus LC 500 coupe at the Detroit auto show.

Toyota's president Akio Toyoda said that the new model was the company's response to criticism about the brand's uninspired designs. "I was determined to make sure we became a more emotional brand, and that the words 'boring' and 'Lexus' never showed up in the same sentence," Toyoda remarked.

The Lexus LC 500 coupe features a 5.0 litre, V8 engine and a new 10-speed transmission system.

Toyota also plans to introduce a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) model under the Lexus brand around 2020 as part of its commitment that all its vehicles would be in the zero emissions category by 2050.

The Japanese auto giant plans to introduce the Lexus ES and Lexus RX - imported as CKD units from Japan, and assembled at its plant Karnataka in the second half of 2016.