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The interior of the LF-LC concept vehicle contrasts the cool ambience of
advanced technology with soft textures and organic shapes to create a
driver-focused synergy of form and function. The cockpit expresses a feeling of
both openness and security. The driver is enveloped by deeply scooped side
panels and a high, curved console. The effect is to focus the driver zone on the
controls and on the road.
Based on Lexus' commitment to creating an intuitive driving experience, the
LF-LC incorporates a remote touch-screen device that allows the driver to
comfortably operate controls without shifting position or altering
Twin 12.3-inch LCD screens provide information and navigation display. Inputs
come from a touch-screen control board piercing the swept center console. Used
to control the audio system, climate controls and navigation, the interface
features a pop-up touch-screen keyboard for more complex entries. Similar
touch-screen surfaces on each door operate the windows, mirrors, seat
adjustments and personal entertainment settings.
Set directly in front of the driver, multi-level meters layer analog and LCD
technologies. The bottom layer displays temperature, fuel and the background for
the Eco meter. The middle layer is the tachometer mechanical center ring. The
topmost layer provides indicators for the tachometer, speedometer and Eco meter.
Surfaces throughout the cabin are presented in a combination of smooth leather
and suede, with brushed metal trim and wood accents. The lightweight,
race-inspired front seats are formed of multiple layers and repeat the
interlacing curves that define the cabin interior. The racing style steering
wheel is also a lightweight design and contains integrated controls and start
button. Beautiful stitch details emphasize organic movement throughout the
The front-engine, rear-wheel drive LF-LC features Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive,
delivering both driving performance and fuel efficiency.
"This thought-provoking design exercise is a stunning expression of creativity,"
said Templin. "Combined with a next-generation hybrid powertrain, this concept
promises a rewarding driving experience that is also kinder to the environment."
Lexus LF-LC Concept: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications