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Lexus debuts LF-NX Crossover Concept at Frankfurt

Concept vehicle previews a probable compact crossover addition to the Lexus lineup

Published: September 4, 2013, 10:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:03 PM

Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept

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

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that is said to be tuned for SUV performance.

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.

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The front is dominated by an oversize variation of what has become the brand's signature optical-illusion grille. An aggressive vertical cut separates the grille from the front fender.

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.

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The LF-NX concept is finished in a new Brushed Metal Silver exterior colour, while the interior is trimmed in leather and black.

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.