Lexus has revealed its new vision of a luxury crossover, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept, and the idea is all about flexibility. Revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, the LF-1 Limitless is longer and wider than the current Lexus RX SUV, and even more aggressively proportioned, with a long hood and steeply raked rear glass.
That exaggerated dash-to-axle ratio, Lexus says, makes it more akin to a sports car than a station wagon in profile. The automaker – and its designers at the CALTY Design Research studio in California responsible for the LF-1 Limitless – calls it “molten katana,” borrowing ideas from both Japanese steel and liquid metal.
22-inch wheels help, certainly, as does the low roofline paired with a higher ride height than most station wagons would offer. At the front, the spindle grille has a three-dimensional design, with deep ridges flowing from the central Lexus badge. What you don’t get is the usual chromework: instead, Lexus has illuminated the edges of the grille with LED lighting, which brightens as you near the car.
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