Frankfurt is again the centre of automotive news these days, and Japan enters the arena with style: a new Lexus mid-sized Crossover concept car, which explores the potential for a mid-sized Crossover.
We show you here some photos, and tell you a bit more about the new styling paths Lexus is choosing nowadays…
Hans Knol ten Bensel
Indeed, with its highly distinctive and powerfully sculpted styling, the LF-NX concept’s exterior design reflects a further evolution of Lexus’ L-finesse design language.
The front is dominated by a strong interpretation of the Lexus spindle grille, and has an extremely expressive signature front lighting with independent Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and corner styling which separates the bumper from the front wing with a prominent vertical cut.
In profile, muscular wheel arches are trimmed with the black protective finish which is typical for an urban crossover. Above the pronounced diamond shape of the belt line, a classic Lexus side glazing profile and steeply raked tailgate create the silhouette of a rather athletic coupe.
The rear features highly articulated lamp clusters. They are detailed to project downwards to the full depth of the bumper, creating a sharp, aerodynamic trailing edge to the vehicle which mirrors the front wing detailing.
…with a special paint finish
The Lexus LF-NX concept is finished in a new Brushed Metal Silver exterior colour which gives the striking impression that the bodyshell has been carved from a single billet of solid metal.
A sculpted interior
The interior mirrors the LF-NX’s highly sculpted exterior with bold, powerful forms creating a driver-focused cockpit within an ergonomically optimised environment.
In a continuation of the ‘Human Oriented’ L-finesse design concept, the cabin features the well balanced dashboard format, with the upper display zone and lower operation zone perfected over successive Lexus generations.
This allows for intuitive interaction with the vehicle’s next generation technology, which includes touch-sensitive electrostatic switches and a new touch pad Remote Touch Interface (RTI) design.
Further reinforcing the LF-NX concept’s premium Crossover credentials, the strength and refinement of the interior’s carved metal surfacing is complemented throughout by Sunrise Yellow / Black leather upholstery with contrast stitching, and sophisticated blue instrument lighting.
We just let you look further at the photos, lifting a tip of the veil how future Lexus styling will look…
Hans Knol ten Bensel