E90Post
 


TNT Racewerks
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > New Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept Is A Flagship SUV From The Future



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-15-2018, 05:39 PM   #1
supra93
Captain
United_States
527
Rep
814
Posts

Drives: E500, Supra, RX-7
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: LA

iTrader: (0)

New Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept Is A Flagship SUV From The Future

Quote:
Lexus has pulled the wraps off the LF-1 Limitless concept at the Detroit Auto Show, showing off their vision for a flagship luxury SUV.

According to the company’s CALTY Design Research studio in California, the new Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept is designed to look “like molten metal being forged into a fine Japanese sword”, previewing at the same time the next step in the company’s design language.

“This is our vision for a new kind of flagship vehicle that embraces crossover capability without giving up the performance and luxury delivered by today’s top sedans,” said Kevin Hunter, president, CALTY Design Research. “The LF-1 Limitless concept incorporates imaginative technology while creating a strong emotional connection by improving the human experience for the driver and passengers.”

Lexus avoided to specify what kind of powertrain the LF-1 concept uses by simply saying that “like the name of the concept, the possibilities for powertrains are limitless”. Choices include everything from fuel cell to plug-in hybrid and from gasoline to pure electric.

The company’s designers take great pride at the LF-1’s athletic proportions, with the cabin sitting deep within the chassis which in combination with the 22-inch alloys give it an aggressive and powerful stance.

Another interesting fact is that Lexus didn’t use any chrome on the bodywork, with the spindle grille featuring LED lighting that greets the driver on arrival. “This LF-1 Limitless concept illustrates what could happen if Lexus were to add a flagship crossover to our line-up. It’s a gorgeous execution and we’re anxious to see our customers’ and dealers’ response,” said Lexus General Manager Jeff Bracken.

The cabin was designed for maximum comfort for every passenger, adhering to the Japanese tradition of omotenashi, or hospitality. The dashboard does away with analog knobs and buttons, replacing them with motion-activated controls and a minimalist display ahead. As you would expect from a concept in 2018, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless also offers a fully autonomous Chauffeur mode as well.

































Appreciate 0
      05-21-2018, 03:23 PM   #2
supra93
Captain
United_States
527
Rep
814
Posts

Drives: E500, Supra, RX-7
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: LA

iTrader: (0)

Could be called LQ. I think that's a little because all of their CUV/SUV ends with "X".

https://www.motor1.com/news/242170/l...ademark-filed/

Production version rendered by BestCar.


Appreciate 0
      05-21-2018, 03:26 PM   #3
Never_Enough
Satan's Chariot 2.0
Never_Enough's Avatar
United_States
666
Rep
2,018
Posts

Drives: Hellcat, Speed6, Miata, Jetta
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: PA

iTrader: (6)

Oof that front end
__________________
2018 Charger Hellcat
1997 Miata M Edition
- Supercharged & lots more
2006 MAZDASPEED6 GT *FOR SALE*
2017 Jetta *FOR SALE*
IG @Highspeedthinmints
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2018, 04:11 PM   #4
Not_Judy
First Lieutenant
Not_Judy's Avatar
651
Rep
319
Posts

Drives: 2008 E93
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Parts Unkown

iTrader: (0)

In awe.....I dig it. Love the lines, the grille, the seats, the dash, the side view mirror/cameras.....yes.....very much yes.
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2018, 06:51 PM   #5
ShocknAwe
Major General
ShocknAwe's Avatar
United_States
1478
Rep
5,978
Posts

Drives: E82 N54
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charleston

iTrader: (15)

Looks like someone who got both their ears cut off in the purge. Other than that, looks ok for a CUV. I get that I'm not their target audience with this whole CUV thing, but I have yet to see one that I didn't think could be improved by meeting a dump truck at high speed.
__________________
2010 135i M-Sport 6MT Jet Black
N54 | BUILD THREAD
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2018, 10:08 PM   #6
Archie Bunker
Private
135
Rep
94
Posts

Drives: M2
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: DFW

iTrader: (0)

It’s just about as ugly as every other Lexus SUV on the road.
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2018, 12:01 AM   #7
yco
ignorance is bliss..
70
Rep
260
Posts

Drives: E71 X6M '10
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Istanbul & Kiev

iTrader: (0)

seems they should come to an end with that front end style..
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2018, 12:19 AM   #8
gthal
Major General
gthal's Avatar
Canada
1797
Rep
5,686
Posts

Drives: 2018 340i xDrive
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Canada

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Never_Enough View Post
Oof that front end
Quote:
Originally Posted by Archie Bunker View Post
It’s just about as ugly as every other Lexus SUV on the road.
Quote:
Originally Posted by yco View Post
seems they should come to an end with that front end style..
I suppose it's not for everyone but the Lexus RX350 (similar style and front end) is the highest selling luxury SUV in North America... twice as many as the X5... so lots of people seem to like the styling. If it were a styling flop, the sales volume would show that. Instead, it's a huge sales success.

My take is a LOT of people like it and those that don't like it REALLY don't I personally quite like the styling.
__________________
2018 340i | Mineral Gray | Current DD | C8 mid-engine Corvette to come next year
2016 M2 | Long Beach Blue | 6MT
2015 M4 | Austin Yellow | DCT
2014 Corvette Stingray | Z51 | Torch Red | 7MT
2012 MB C63AMG | 2011 E92 M3 | 2010 E92 M3 | 1996 E36 M3 (track car)
Appreciate 1
supra93527.00

      05-24-2018, 01:04 AM   #9
supra93
Captain
United_States
527
Rep
814
Posts

Drives: E500, Supra, RX-7
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: LA

iTrader: (0)

Yup, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2018, 02:34 PM   #10
Mingwan
Captain
476
Rep
611
Posts

Drives: Beastly
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Kansas

iTrader: (0)

front is a little bit much.
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2018, 02:51 PM   #11
IllSic_Design
Lieutenant
IllSic_Design's Avatar
United_States
223
Rep
512
Posts

Drives: 09 E92 335i AW/CR
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Vacaville, Nor-Cal

iTrader: (0)

I have to say for some reason I do like the look of it. It fits in with Lexus' crazy styling they like to do and looks futuristic. It also "looks" like its going fast, like from the front if you are looking at it its like its hitting hyper speed or warp drive lol.
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2018, 03:52 PM   #12
JsL
Captain
United_States
284
Rep
944
Posts

Drives: 2011 AW M3 ZCP VF620
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (2)

The front grill is hideous.
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2018, 04:01 PM   #13
Blipit_
Colonel
773
Rep
2,310
Posts

Drives: M
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: bmw

iTrader: (0)

Does it even have a front bumper? The entire front is a grill.
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2018, 11:03 PM   #14
007_e350
Lieutenant Colonel
007_e350's Avatar
United_States
130
Rep
1,895
Posts

Drives: 335i 2008 MHD'd / x5d E70
Join Date: May 2013
Location: left lane

iTrader: (3)

still shows the Toyota heritage
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2018, 12:49 AM   #15
NickyC
Brigadier General
NickyC's Avatar
2075
Rep
3,574
Posts

Drives: YMB M4, has a roof though. :(
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Somewhere I don't want to be

iTrader: (15)

The car looks like shit.
Appreciate 0
      05-26-2018, 12:26 AM   #16
supra93
Captain
United_States
527
Rep
814
Posts

Drives: E500, Supra, RX-7
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: LA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blipit_ View Post
Does it even have a front bumper? The entire front is a grill.
Pretty much like the new Avalon.

Appreciate 0
      05-26-2018, 04:57 PM   #17
Blipit_
Colonel
773
Rep
2,310
Posts

Drives: M
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: bmw

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by supra93 View Post
Pretty much like the new Avalon.


WTF!

Fender bender repair list:
Front bump - $10
Front grill - $500
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:17 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST