Lexus to discontinue L-Finesse styling?

Lexus L-Finesse Logo

According to Winding Road, the new issue of Autocar is reporting that Lexus will be moving away from the L-Finesse design language used to style their cars over the last two years.

L-Finesse, which was created by Leonardo Fioravanti, first appeared in production form with the introduction of the 2006 GS model, and was meant to embody three essential qualities: Intriguing Elegance, Incisive Simplicity, and Seamless Anticipation. In practical terms, the vehicles using the L-Finesse language had some common features, including a fastback profile, a lower set grille and the use of both concave and convex surfaces.

There’s no mention of when L-Finesse will be discontinued, or what will come next, but I’m taking this news with some cautious optimism. I much preferred when the Lexus lineup didn’t all resemble one another, when it wasn’t just variations on the same theme. Still, there’s no saying that the future direction of the brand styling will be any different in that regard.



  1. I dunno i really like lexus style with L-Finesse design. i like how they appear to be different and elegant at the same time. but They have not done the whole line up yet because the Rx and GX will assume have an L-Finesse design. Maybe they are updating the design of L-Finesse like Cadillac’s art and design with the new CTS

  2. Well, if the LF-Xh is really the new RX, it doesn’t look like L-Finesse will be disappearing any time in the near future.

    The more I think of it, it’s most likely going to be an evolution in L-Finesse, rather than a replacement. My hope, as I mentioned, is that Lexus differentiates their vehicles a little more,  though that would probably defeat the reasoning behind having a design language in the first place.