Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept Set for 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show | Edmunds.com
ADVERTISEMENT

Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept Set for 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show


ADVERTISEMENT

2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The Lexus LF-NX, a bold and aggressive take on the compact crossover, will debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.
  • Lexus said the hybrid concept explores the potential for a compact crossover within the Lexus model range.
  • Details include a supersized spindle grille, exaggerated lines and a fashion-forward cabin in Sunrise Yellow and black leather upholstery.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Lexus is stepping out of its comfort zone with the Lexus LF-NX, a bold and aggressive take on the compact crossover that is set to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Toyota said the hybrid concept explores the potential for a compact crossover within the Lexus model range. The LF-NX targets the Range Rover Evoque and aims to win over an avant-grade audience.

Details on the LF-NX include a supersized spindle grille, exaggerated lines and a fashion-forward cabin in Sunrise Yellow and black leather upholstery.

The concept is powered by a new variant of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system tuned for SUV performance, according to the automaker. No further powertain details were released at this point.

"The LF-NX concept's exterior design reflects a further evolution of Lexus' L-finesse design language," said Toyota in a statement on Wednesday.

The cabin gets touch-sensitive instrumentation, including a new touch pad Remote Touch Interface design.

The concept is finished in Brushed Metal Silver exterior paint that is designed to make the vehicle look as if it has been carved from a single piece of solid metal.

Initial reaction by the European media shows that the concept is bound to be one of the more polarizing vehicles at the Frankfurt show. Car magazine in the U.K. said the concept had "crazy styling," while others lauded Lexus for shedding its conservative approach and going after younger buyers.

Edmunds says: The reaction to the Lexus LF-NX will be watched closely by Toyota as it tries to figure out how to tap into the high-fashion realm occupied by the Range Rover Evoque.

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments

  • Sorry, but Bill Cosby's early "Baby" routine comes to mind: 'Starts to get UGLY...Feh, so UGLY...blahhhhhh."

  • themandarin themandarin Posts:

    "Lexus is stepping out of its comfort zone" and having a seizure

  • If a luxury crossover had contracted a disease; it would look like This.

  • shoesus28 shoesus28 Posts:

    Wonderful. Share a website with you , ( http://www.shoes2.us// ) Believe you will love it. We accept any form of payment. http://www.shoes2.us/Michael-Kors-Handbags-n2447/

  • pc123456 pc123456 Posts:

    Kill it. With fire.

  • shatner shatner Posts:

    Well, you certainly can't use a power buffer anywhere on this car...

Leave a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411