LEXUS CARVES OUT A NEW FLAGSHIP LUXURY CROSSOVER WITH LEXUS LF-1 LIMITLESS
All-New Concept Debuts at North American International Auto Show. DETROIT – Jan. 15, 2018 - Like molten metal being forged into a fine Japanese sword, the lines of the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept have the potential to shape the future of a flagship luxury crossover for Lexus.
LF-1 LIMITLESS CONCEPT
The innovative spirit of the LF 1 was created at CALTY Design Research in California. The design language is rooted in the simple yet elegant design concept dubbed molten katana. This design visualization fuses the organic shapes of liquid metal with the sharp edges of a traditional Japanese sword. Imagining that shift from a smooth, flowing mass into a solid, chiseled shape formed the basis for the fluid, yet aggressive design of the LF 1 Limitless.
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 SEDANSKevin Hunter, President, CALTY Design Research Inc.
"The LF-1 Limitless concept incorporates imaginative technology while creating a strong emotional connection by improving the human experience for the driver and passengers." - Kevin Hunter, President, CALTY Design Research Inc.
“Lexus models such as the RX have helped drive the global popularity of the luxury SUV category. This new crossover concept captures a future that involves a high level of dynamic capability and utility matched by a more exciting, emotional design that we hope challenges expectations in the category,” said Yoshihiro Sawa, President of Lexus International.
LF-1 LIMITLESS CONCEPT
Luxurious comfort for every passenger was CALTY’s goal for the cabin. The LF-1 adheres to the Japanese tradition of omotenashi, or hospitality, welcoming all who enter with equal enthusiasm. The cockpit is designed to allow the driver to concentrate on the task at hand by removing distracting analog knobs and buttons in favor of motion-activated controls and a minimalist display directly ahead. The front passenger space is far more open, with even fewer controls and a wide unobstructed dashboard. Those in back get the same seats as those in front with expansive legroom and individual display screens for adjusting the climate control or entertainment options.