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News round-up: Lexus LF-C2 concept and Volvo plans small SUV

  • Lexus shows teaser shot of new LF-C2 concept
  • Will be revealed at LA motor show
  • Volvo plans a small SUV
Words ByTom Webster

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Lexus

Lexus will reveal its new LF-C2 concept at the LA motor show next week. Described as an 'open-air' concept, closer examination of this single image reveals a shape close to that of the RC coupe, which made its debut at the Tokyo motor show last year.

The new model will make its debut in LA on 19 November, but will be revealed during a 72-hour social media event starting on November 16. Visitors to a specially created Lexus website will be able to vote for new images of the concept to be revealed prior to its LA debut.

Volvo

Volvo is planning to make a small SUV, which is likely to be called the XC40.

'A small SUV is very high on our wish list,' said Volvo chairman Hakan Samuelsson. 'There is a clear trend towards downsizing and we will provide customers with an SUV that is small in stature but remains premium in nature.'

The new car would not be launched until Volvo has refreshed all of its existing ranges, though.

Read more about Volvo's plans.