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Dramatic and Bold, Yet Light and Agile
This newest Lexus
concept brings together unique, dynamic proportions that lend to its advanced
and aggressive stance. The LF-Gh is based on an architecture that enables a
spirited, energetic and elegant car with an uncommonly assertive presence.
Viewed from the front, design elements contributing to the assertive effect
include a boldly designed spindle-shaped grille that expresses the resolute face
of Lexus, contributes to radiator and brake duct function, and is an essential
element in achieving excellent aerodynamic performance. Every line in the LF-Gh
combines form and function.
As an example, air flows in through front
inlets adjacent to the unique vertical LED fog lamps, and exits through similar
slim rear outlets that follow the curve of the tail lamps from the rear quarter
panel. The concept also explores the minimization of traditional features such
as side mirrors and door handles to enhance the sleekness and improve
The spindle-shaped grille, a powerful design element that
contributes to the commanding presence of the LF-Gh, also plays a role in
airflow control and enhancing stability. It's a key feature that integrates
distinctive style with engineering functionality without sacrifice in either
discipline, and will be inherited by future Lexus models.
An athletic and
strong stance is achieved through the contrast of the tapered torso and long
cabin, with width-enhancing front and rear wheel arches. The form of the lower
body begins from the short front overhang, and is cross cut in the middle of the
rocker panel leaving the rear overhang looking light and agile.
front fenders work to create a sense of movement, pushing down toward the ground
to convey a low, crouching center of gravity. The raised hood implies ready and
powerful performance potential. The rear deck has a robust, raised center deck
lid that lets the air smoothly glide backward to flow gracefully into the rear
fenders. Deeply sculptured dynamic twin spokes stemming from the center of the
20-inch wheels enhance an instinctive sense of driving appeal.
designers took advantage of increased width that provides an expansive canvas
for distinct, wrap-around LED tail lamps. The use of distinctive tail lamps and
intricately designed reflectors behind all-red lenses contribute to a strong
visual presence. Judicious use of slim chrome trim elements in the bumper
exhaust and integrated diffuser adds a subtle premium touch.
headlamps and independent L-shaped LED daytime running lights assure that the
Lexus face will be like no other car on the road.
Behind dark tinted glass, hints of an all-new, future Lexus interior can be
perceived. The cabin of the LF-Gh is the product of a meticulous re-examination
of every detail, with the aim of making an interior that is driver-oriented.
The driver's zone includes a meter panel with excellent visibility and a
console with intuitive operability. An all-new analog clock with a
three-dimensional face, a contemporary and exclusive timepiece suitable to a
premium luxury brand, is a focal point of the interior and represents a shift in
Lexus' design philosophy.
Use of genuine, high-quality materials and
rich, finely honed details help create a driver and passenger space consistent
with the idea of a full-fledged grand touring sedan. It is an interior designed
to respond to the needs of customers who know true quality, and are particular
Blue LED Lexus Hybrid
Drive badges located on the front grille and rear trunk lid signal an intention
to provide equal measures of fuel efficiency and performance on demand. The rear
valance blends sculpted exhaust tips for a very clean, finished look, minimizing
the presence of the exhaust system to suggest that the flow of exhaust gas will
be substantially reduced. Taken as a whole, the treatment emphasizes that this
hybrid concept is designed to comply with the exceptionally low emissions
requirements of the future.
The LF-Gh design supports engineering that
changes current notions of power, efficiency, safety, and environmental
consideration in a premium luxury car.
"Although only a concept, we hope
the LF-Gh will resonate with our customers worldwide, and communicate our
intention to once again advance ideas about the face of Lexus luxury in the
years to come," said Matsumoto.
Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications