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Old 12-05-17, 10:04 AM   #1
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Lexus released a teaser image of the LF-1 crossover, to be unveiled in Detroit.

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DETROIT Dec. 5, 2017 Lexus will reveal a striking new concept that reflects the next genre in luxury crossover vehicles. Created by the CALTY design studio in Southern California, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless is a flagship crossover that redefines the boundaries of luxury.

The Lexus LF-1 Limitless will be revealed at the Lexus Press Conference taking place at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
http://pressroom.lexus.com/releases/...ut+detroit.htm



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Zoom up closer to the displays presumably embedded into the front seat headrests, and we get another surprise:


Squint and you can see what looks to be the overall profile of the LF-1 concept, complete with a massive hood and short front overhang. It appears that Lexus plans to release its first RWD crossover.
https://lexusenthusiast.com/2017/12/...sover-concept/
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Old 12-05-17, 10:16 AM   #2
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Is this previewing a totally new model or replacement? I don't get excited by crossovers, but the fact that it could be rwd based is nice.
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Something along the line of the old infiniti FX35/45?
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This better have the TTV6, if they even want to be considered a legit player. At a minimum the 5L V8
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Old 12-05-17, 05:54 PM   #5
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Great to see if its RWD based hopefully on the new LS/LC platfform.
The new 3.5 V6 TT engine makes more sense here than the NA V8.
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No floating roof, thank god for that.
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Old 12-05-17, 09:52 PM   #7
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This is coming from Calty; this is going to be good!
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Nice surprise. Much of what's revealed there looks like a fancy NX. Lexus needs to keep momentum going. This is good timing.
New ES should be the next big thing.
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Is this going to replace the NX? I don't understand the point of this.
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My $0.02.

Kind of like how the LS500 has had two concepts, I personally believe this is just a softer closer to production Lexus UX Concept.




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I can give Lexus slack for killing the RWD GS sedan only if they replace it with a RWD SUV. That would be something to witness, seeing that the Infiniti QX50 crossover unveiled last week just switched from RWD to a FWD platform.
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I can give Lexus slack for killing the RWD GS sedan only if they replace it with a RWD SUV. That would be something to witness, seeing that the Infiniti QX50 crossover unveiled last week just switched from RWD to a FWD platform.
Lexus is not killing the GS. A 5th generation is being developed under the the 300B programme.
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My $0.02.
Kind of like how the LS500 has had two concepts, I personally believe this is just a softer closer to production Lexus UX Concept.
The press release says its a new flagship crossover concept. Isn't the UX supposed to be the entry level crossover in the Lexus line up ? Either way i am interested to see if we see changes to the spindle grill design.
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The press release says its a new flagship crossover concept. Isn't the UX supposed to be the entry level crossover in the Lexus line up ? Either way i am interested to see if we see changes to the spindle grill design.
Thanks, I skipped over the word 'flagship'.

Closer to the LC500 and LS500 than current implementations of the spindle.
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Thanks, I skipped over the word 'flagship'.

Closer to the LC500 and LS500 than current implementations of the spindle.
I hope so. Even the slightly tweaked spindle grill in the 2018 NX looks better than before, so am hopeful the front end design in the next gen models will have a broader acceptance than the current designs.
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