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IAA 2013: Lexus LF-NX Concept Crossover

Lexus LF-NX Concept

Ultra-dynamic and aggressive design, this is undeniably visible on Lexus LF-NX Concept compact crossover who’ve been one of the highlight in the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept car if ever that it would hit the production will directly compete from BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes’ GLK.

Unlike the Audi Nanuk Concept, this show-car might have a bigger chance of getting into mass production, though along the way we can’t ensure if the aggressive styling will be carried out –but knowing Lexus. This type of aesthetics has been on its Lexus IS.

There’s nothing much to say about this unit, except that it has a head-turning and extreme fluid-curve dynamics that will surely catch anyone’s attention in the road.

Read on below for the full press release and images.

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Press Release

World Premiere of the Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

– Distinctive and sculpted styling
– ‘Human Oriented’ interior design with new, touch-sensitive instrumentation
– Highly efficient full hybrid powertrain

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 4, 2013 – A new Lexus compact crossover concept, the LF-NX, will make its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). This concept explores the potential for a compact crossover within the Lexus model range.

Reinforcing Lexus’ leading position in full hybrid drive technology, the LF-NX concept is powered by a new variant of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system tuned for SUV performance.

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, extremely expressive signature front lighting with independent Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and unique corner styling which separates the bumper from the front wing with an aggressive vertical cut.

In profile, muscular wheel arches are trimmed with the black protective finish which typifies an urban crossover. Above the pronounced diamond shape of the belt line, a classic Lexus side glazing profile and steeply raked tailgate create the sweeping silhouette of an 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.

The Lexus LF-NX concept is finished in a new Brushed Metal Silver exterior colorwhich gives the striking impression that the bodyshell has been carved from a single piece of solid metal.

The interior mirrors the LF-NX’s highly sculpted exterior with bold, powerful forms creating a driver-focused cockpit within an ergonomically ideal environment.

In a continuation of the ‘Human Oriented’ L-finesse design concept, the cabin features the ideal, upper display zone and lower operation zone dashboard format 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.

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.

The Lexus press conference is scheduled on September 10 at 13:00 CET on the Lexus stand, Hall 8, Frankfurt Messe.

Source: Lexus International via YouTube