Lexus stand was even more crowded than its parent, Toyota with the launch of Lexus LF-NX Concept , sign that disciples surpass teachers when it comes to showrooms. Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 is where Japanese premium division decided to impress its audience with a concept that defies conventional thinking.
The new model is called Lexus LF- NX Concept and now’s ready to threaten the SUV segment where BMW X3 and Audi Q5 make the rules.
Lexus LF-NX Concept at Frankfurt Auto Show 2013
When seen live, the Japanese concept is even more rugged than in the pictures. Its lines are carried to the extreme, as if trying to maximize the bold ideas of designers. I just managed to snatch some clear pictures through the sea of people huddled next to Lexus LF-NX Concept.
This prototype sugests a highly angular choice in the premium compact crossover section and dreams to become a series version quite fast to match its strenght with Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
From an aesthetic point of view, Lexus LF- NX Concept is a visual challenge for those accustomed to the Japanese manufacturer’s lines. However, the front grid gives you the feeling that the brand’s aesthetic style was preserved but now’s a bit oversized. Lights follow the angular design and now seem slightly undersized if we consider the general proportions .
The front leaves no place for bumper air intakes, grille occupying the central place flanked by individual LED lights and new side skirts. The back of the car keeps the overall philosophy and comes with a rugged design where the boomerang -shaped rear lights and LED technology are matched with a tailgate dominated by the same lines.
Everything is wrapped in a challenging Brushed Metal Silver color and 20-inch wheels with chrome finish. The interior of the new Lexus LF-NX concept has a driver-oriented dashboard painted in gray and several contrasting elements: yellow skin and blue instrumentation.
There are no details with what we’ll find under the bonnet, but Toyota promises that we will see a hybrid drive train, already known to the public, but revised for a little more power. Lexus LF-NX series version is something that I’d really want to see and we should expect a price matching the science fiction car.