Lexus is using the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as the launch-pad for a concept vehicle that probably previews a compact crossover addition to the Lexus model range.
Called the LF-NX, it is powered by a new variant of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system
But it's the vehicle's appearance that will turn heads. All angles and edges, it takes the current Lexus design idiom – called L-finesse – to radical extremes.
In total contrast to earlier Lexus models, there is nothing subtle about the LF-NX concept’s styling.
Black wheel-arch extensions and triangular shapes highlight the side-view, which features a steeply-raked tailgate. The rear view features projecting lamp clusters and vertical cuts that echo those up front.
Like the outside, the inside is highly sculpted . A driver-focused cockpit features an upper display zone and lower operation zone format with touch-sensitive electrostatic switches, and a new touch pad Remote Touch Interface.
More details are expected following the LF-NX's unveiling on September 10.