AN EXCITING PREVIEW OF THE FUTURE OF LEXUS
The future direction of Lexus, as showcased by the LF-Gh concept vehicle, will become a reality with the New Generation GS. Arriving early 2012, the entirely new GS luxury sports sedan marks a turning point in the history of Lexus.
A 2011 World Debut
The Lexus LF-Gh (Lexus Future Luxury Sports Hybrid) Concept made its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The unveiling of this concept vehicle revealed a bold new design direction for future Lexus vehicles, with Lexus' L finesse design philosophy setting new standards for what a luxury sports sedan could be.
The luxury sports sedan redefinedThe LF-Gh has been designed as an evolution of a luxury sports sedan, where dynamic performance and a luxurious interior combine to carry passengers in comfort over long distances.
The needs of the driver have been explored in detail resulting in a high-visibility instrument panel and intuitive centre console, while the generous cabin provides space for four occupants. The LF-Gh has been finished to the finest standards using high quality materials.
Striking form meets intelligent functionThe next leap forward in L finesse design was inspired by a 'clean sheet of paper approach'. Lexus designers examined characteristics that are often considered contradictory, such as style and functionality.
A key feature of this innovative approach is a new spindle-shaped grille which immediately sets the LF-Gh apart, and will be inherited by future Lexus models. The dramatic styling serves a function beyond style, with the grille design contributing to efficient aerodynamics and radiator and brake cooling operation.
This clever balance of form and function is seamlessly integrated throughout the LF-Gh. Air flows in through the front inlets next to the vertically arranged LED fog lamps, and exits through slim outlets at the rear that follow the curve of the tail lamps.
As well, this concept explores how traditional features such as door mirrors and handles can be minimised to enhance overall sleekness and improve aerodynamics.
Distinctly differentIn addition to the commanding spindle-shaped grille, the designers have created distinctive boomerang LED tail lamps, with intricate reflectors set behind all-red lenses. The deep front bumper adds to the sense of movement and a low centre of gravity, while the raised bonnet hints at the power and performance contained within.
Factor in the multi dual spoke 20 inch wheels, subtle chrome trim elements in the bumper, exhaust and diffuser, LED headlamps and L-shaped LED daytime running lights, and the LF-Gh is a vehicle that stands apart.
Advanced Lexus Hybrid DriveThe LF-Gh is powered by the technologically advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive, ensuring the optimum blend of performance, efficiency and environmental compatibility.
Kengo Matsumoto, General Manager, Lexus Design Division said, "Although only a concept, we hope the LF-Gh will resonate with our customers worldwide, and communicate our intention to once again advance ideas about the face of Lexus luxury in the years to come."
The information above about the LF-Gh relates to a concept vehicle
not yet available in Australia.