2010 Detroit Auto Show: Lexus LF-Ch Photos


Lexus LF-Ch @ Detroit Auto Show

The Lexus LF-Ch was a cornerstone of Lexus’ Detroit Auto Show exhibit, its yellow exterior a beacon among the silver of the other Lexus cars on display.

The aggressiveness of the front end is cartoonish with its muscular styling and the cute car-face, but that’s nothing a new bumper wouldn’t fix. The exaggerated design boosts the concept car appeal though, and in that the LF-Ch succeeds wildly. It’s an eye-catcher, especially viewed from any 3/4 angle:

Lexus LF-Ch Side Profile

It was the wheels that really got me going—it’s as though they were made out of plastic the way the light bounced off them, as though you could see right through them:

Lexus LF-Ch

This car is going to be a winner. Ignoring the obvious concept car elements—the darkened light fixtures, the mini mirrors, the over-the-top bumpers—and there’s a strong production car that hits all the right notes, at least from a design perspective. The engine options and the final interior design are still unknown, but the vehicle certainly fits well into the Lexus lineup, especially with the F-Sport accessory potential. Much more excited about the LF-Ch after seeing it live, and can’t wait for the production model.

Some photos for you to browse:

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  1. Yeah, the wheels do appear cheap and flimsy and peculiarly small at times.

    Overall, I love every single inch of this concept.
    DO HATE the European style single reverse light feature.
    - not menacing
    - hazardous
    - weird

  2. I’m very impressed with the LF-Ch’s styling. Although I haven’t seen it in person yet, the pics make the car look very impressive.

    You know what would be really sweet? A coupe version of the LF-Ch, to compete with the 1 series. I’m sure that’s in the works, or at least I hope it is cool

  3. For some weird reason, that windshield shape makes me think that a panoramic glass roof is unlikely.

  4. i’m digging the rims

  5. WorldofLuxury:
    DO HATE the European style single reverse light feature.
    - not menacing
    - hazardous
    - weird

    I have no idea what this is. Could you explain?

  6. @Stan: There’s only one reverse taillight, and it’s located on one side.

    Aren’t cars supposed to look scary when their reverse lights turn on?
    What if one breaks? Do you have another to back you up, especially at night in congested areas - cities, malls, Disneyland, etc.
    Also, it’s just plain weird. The exterior is a place for symmetry.

  7. Any thoughts on when a production version will be shown? Geneva,perhaps? I really dig the design,and what my local dealer has suggested in terms of pricing is extremely likable!:-)

  8. (Cj):You know what would be really sweet? A coupe version of the LF-Ch, to compete with the 1 series. I'm sure that's in the works, or at least I hope it is cool

    That would be sweet—and would work better in competing with the Mini, which is where I imagine the money is in that segment. I remember from the original sketch thinking the LF-Ch was going to be a coupe.

  9. Eljay:Any thoughts on when a production version will be shown? Geneva,perhaps? I really dig the design,and what my local dealer has suggested in terms of pricing is extremely likable!:-)

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see a production model at Geneva, which would mean sales starting late 2010. Only rumor now, though, nothing definite.

  10. Well,speak of the devil!
    Your text to link here…
    This is clearly not the same concept vehicle as the tail lights are slightly different.A production version,perhaps? I’d say it’s most likely.

  11. I love the shiny wheels, they are unreal looking, look like something off of a spaceship or something!  Lexus LF-Ch is definitely one bad ass car!

  12. This car is awesome. I really like the design of this car and the color too. Does it come with other colors?

    Regards,

    Iain
    Economical Cars