The current Lexus LX has been around for quite some time now. That means that it will have to be given a major upgrade if it is to continue to keep up with its rivals. The answer to this dilemma appears to be the recently unveiled LF-1 Limitless Concept. Though it may just be a concept for now, this could actually be a preview of the all new LX. After all, Lexus did say in an interview that their next concept could likely shape the future of a flagship luxury crossover.
To design the Lexus LF-1 Limitless, the automaker partnered with CALTY Design Research in California. The collaboration came up with a concept that has a bold exterior design, which was created by the same team that helped in the FT-1 project that acts as a preview to the new Supra. Similar to some concepts out there, it sits on a set of large 22 inch wheels, while adopting a sharp appearance in line with the company’s recent models.
To be more specific, the LF-1 Limitless’ dimensions are: 5014 mm (197.4 inches) long, 1986 mm (78.2 inches) wide, and 1605 mm (63.2 inches) in height. The concept is just a little bit longer and wider than the LX, and also sits closer to the ground. As for the wheelbase, it is a bit shorter than that of the LX, stretching at 2974 mm (117.1 inches).
It does not take a big SUV and crossover fan to appreciate what Lexus has done with the LF-1 Limitless. Though the rear spoiler and the spindle grille may be a bit too much, the Limitless has a sleek design overall as well as an appealing roofline. We hope that the cool bits don’t change too much when they reach the production line. The concept gets a somewhat high tech look, because of the futuristic design of the headlights and the taillights. It also features flush door handles, while eliminating side mirrors to contribute to the vehicle’s modern design.
The cabin looks very minimalistic with only a few conventional controls, while the driver’s digital display can be found just beside a wide infotainment screen. It also features touch sensitive buttons to fiddle with. There is a 4D navigation system that has been implemented together with more screens incorporated into the backrests of the front seats, to keep back passengers entertained.
As for the powertrain, Lexus has not confirmed anything just yet, and it will be difficult to guess what will be underneath the hood of this vehicle. Nonetheless, Lexus did say that they will be offering a wide variety for customers to choose from. In fact, they are considering several options for it including a combustion gasoline engine, a hybrid / plug in hybrid, a pure EV and even a fuel cell hydrogen setup.
Lexus will be introducing another crossover concept, the UX, which will likely be turned into a production model. This will be the automaker’s smallest high-riding offering.