Details of the new Lexus LF-1 Concept have been spoon-fed and rolled out in teasing intervals, and if history is any indication, will continue to do so right on up until its debut at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. This potential two-door coupe crossover is rumored to perch above the Lexus RX, which it shares similarities with. Reviewers have been attempting to further define and classify what the new limitless SUV will be, but at this point, it’s really anybody’s guess.
Here’s what we can tell you right now:
- The Lexus LF-1 is supposed to rival the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and BMW X6.
- Others speculate it could keep company with the Jaguar F-Pace and Land Rover Velar.
- The Lexus Limitless Concept shares design elements with the Toyota C-HR.
- It may live up to its “Limitless” tagline with a panoramic sunroof.
More chatter includes solid possibilities that his could be a hybrid drivetrain option, which makes us expect power somewhere in the 400-horsepower range.
In the words of the automaker, the Lexus LF-1 Concept will be “a flagship model that seeks to redefine the boundaries of luxury.” Exterior details have been shared, and what’s been gleaned is that the Lexus Limitless concept, if it sees production, will be an extra-curvy crossover. As Lexus engineers continue working on the model from their CALTY design studio in Newport Beach, California, teaser images showcase the LF-1 as having a wraparound design that follows the curve of the taillights seamlessly on up to its badge, mid-rear.
Other descriptors of the Lexus LF-1 Concept include steeply raked glass, a Lexus badge that’s been drop-shadowed in blue illumination (hinting at the hybrid drivetrain possibilities), a split design on the glass roof panel (and possible panoramic sunroof), and rear spoilers which fluidly extend into the highly-mounted brake light. Overall, the crossover has been described as having clearly sculpted lines with an angular C-pillar and rear window line. We can’t wait to see this baby in all its glory.
It’s our job to stay ahead of the buzz on the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept crossover, so stay tuned and watch for further details as they emerge. In the meantime, you can try out any of the existing new and pre-owned Lexus inventory at your local AutoNation-affiliated Lexus dealership.