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"For this concept, Lexus designers studied characteristics that are often
considered contradictory and difficult to execute together," said Kengo
Matsumoto, general manager, Lexus Design Division, Toyota Motor Corporation.
"The captivating design of the LF-Gh concept examines the possibility of
balancing what are normally opposing qualities, such as style and
Working with a clean sheet of paper, Lexus Design
Division designers aimed to perfectly blend style, performance, efficiency, and
environmental compatibility in a premium, grand touring sedan while trying to
leverage advanced, new technologies.
The team explored how a future grand
touring sedan would look standing still and on the road, and what design
approaches might work to convey an extraordinary combination of attributes. They
came up with a design that unites hard and soft; and energetic and soothing
Through this exercise, the definition of L-Finesse, the
marque's design philosophy since 2001, has been refined and evolved to include a
bolder, more distinct projection of what a premium car could become in a modern
world. The result is the LF-Gh concept, which conveys original thoughts and
ideas that will migrate to future Lexus vehicles on a global scale.
"Customers have been waiting for a bold concept like this from Lexus," said Mark
Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. "We look
forward to their feedback and integrating some of these exciting design features
into future Lexus vehicles."
The Grand Touring Tradition
With the LF-Gh, Lexus takes the idea of the grand touring sedan one step
further. The LF-Gh was designed to be a high-performance concept capable of
providing a moving driving experience, and comfortably transporting multiple
occupants at higher speeds on long-distance drives. It combines a strong sense
of presence and emotional appeal with functional attributes, supplying enhanced
creature comforts plus the practical ability to transport personal supplies and
luggage necessary for extended travel. Even while maintaining serene passenger
comfort, it is a car designed to inspire and captivate the driver as hours
behind the wheel accumulate.
The bold, wide stance is consistent with the
goal of inspiring dynamic excellence on the road. Fundamentally, these are the
proportions of an agile, responsive sedan built on an advanced rear-wheel-drive
platform. The distinctive long greenhouse design provides the potential for
functional passenger benefits, such as generous interior room for all four
passengers, ample cargo area, and excellent forward visibility.
lighting hints at the range and scope of new materials, electronics and dynamic
systems that endow this concept vehicle with state-of-the-art performance,
driving control, and safety features. Overall, the LF-Gh's styling embodies the
definition of what an authentic grand touring sedan from Lexus could be.
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