A new Lexus mid-size crossover concept, the LF-NX, will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, a study that explores the potential for this kind of vehicle in the Lexus model range.
Being powered by a new variation of the Lexus Hybrid Drive full hybrid system, the LF-NX also aims to reinforce Lexus’s commitment to hybrid power technology.
The styling reflects a further evolution of the L-finesse design language that influences the look of all today’s Lexus models.
The car’s frontal appearance is dominated by a very strong interpretation of Lexus’s spindle grille and a signature arrangement of the front lights. The daytime running lights are given added visual emphasis by being positioned independent from the headlamps, in a similar fashion to the new Lexus IS. The LF-NX also displays a distinctive treatment of the front corners, which separate the bumper from the front wings with a sharp vertical cut line.
In profile, the LF-NX concept presents aggressive-looking wheel arches, edged with a black protective finish. Above the pronounced diamond shape of the belt line, the side glazing is arranged in the typical Lexus profile.
At the rear the highly articulated lamp clusters project down the full depth of the bumper, creating a sharp trailing edge to the vehicle that mirrors the detailing of the front wing design.
The interior driver’s cockpit follows the “Human Oriented” element of Lexus’s L-finesse design, presenting a dashboard divided between an upper display zone and lower operation zone – a format utilised in successive generations of Lexus models. This enables interaction with the concept vehicle’s ‘next generation’ technology, including touch-sensitive electrostatic switches and a new touchpad Remote Touch Interface design. Blue instrument lighting and yellow and black leather upholstery with contrast stitching complete the interior detailing.