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Lexus LF-NX Concept Compact SUV/Crossover makes a statement: Frankfurt 2013

Thu, 12 Sep 2013

The Lexus LF-NX SUV/Crossover Concept (pictured) arrives at Frankfurt

We actually saw the first photos of the Lexus LF-NX – a more compact SUV/Crossover Concept – in the run-up to the Frankfurt Motor Show, and it certainly looked dramatic. In the flesh, the LF-NX actually looks even m0re dramatic; it’s almost cartoon-like in its styling and proportions.

Looking a little like Lexus have taken their statement spindle grill, made it bigger and created a body design using origami, the LF-NX is certainly not a shy and retiring, understated Lexus.

That may of course be the point; if you’re going to do a concept then make it extreme so everyone sits up and takes notice. Which they have with the LF-NX.

It’s clear the LF-NX is a concept, and that’s shouted out in every way from its angular design, butch stance, statement grill and an interior awash with blues and sunset yellows, and yet we can see this as a production Lexus; a compact sibling for the Lexus RX.

Yes, the design would be a little less angular, the interior would be the latest interpretation of the very good interiors Lexus do and everything would be just that little bit less ‘in your face’ so as not to frighten of the more conservative of Lexus’ buyers.

But there seems little doubt a variation of the Lexus LF-NX will arrive as a production model in the next couple of years to mop up sales in the more compact SUV/Crosssover segment – the Lexus NX.

By Cars UK