Tokyo Motor Show: The Lexus LF-Xh Concept

The Lexus LF-Xh Concept

In preparation for the Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus has announced their latest concept, the LF-Xh, though I think it’s safe to call it by its real name, the 2009 RX.

The exterior design is pure L-Finesse as applied to the RX. The front-end is a touch too stubby, and there’s a bunch of the standard concept design conceits, including the tiny windows and the over-the-top interior, but all in all it seems like a natural progression of the current RX styling. I’m particularly impressed by the rear, and I love the light-casing designs at both ends of the car. But my absolute favorite, and this is hardly a surprise, is the panoramic glass roof. I hope this is one feature that makes it to the production model.

With All-Wheel Drive powered by a V6 gas/electric hybrid, the underlying tech is straight out of the RX 400h, so nothing new on that front.

Now, for the photo gallery:

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  1. I really like this concept. I wonder if the 3 led headlights will be a element of all hybrid cars in the future.

  2. The concept is promising, I hope the finished product polishes it up—definitely making the windows bigger.

  3. Jarrett: I’m a really big fan of the headlights as well, and would like to see Lexus carry the design through to all models, not just the hybrids. But you’re right, it’s bound to become a staple of the hybrids.

    Dan: I would say that the whole greenhouse will be made larger for the production model—though I’d like to see Lexus try and keep the side mirrors the same size. wink

  4. Just wonderfull , fantastic , awesome , nice nice nice 10/10 smile

  5. Toyota’s new Venza looks like a direct descendant.

  6. For reference, here’s the Toyota Venza:

    Toyota Venza

    The resemblance is uncanny, really.