Video: The Making of the Lexus LF-NX Concept

Lexus LF-NX Video

Lexus International has released a must-watch video on the making of the LF-NX crossover concept:

From the swirling 3D effects in the rear taillights to the responsive lighting in the interior, this video reveals plenty of never-seen-before detail to the LF-NX — it also features some early LF-NX design sketches:

Always so interesting to hear the designers describe the thoughts and motivations behind a concept car — a very informative behind-the-scenes video, definitely worth watching.


  1. Joe

    In the beginning it was way over the top for me. But now it's growing on me. It has a strange effect on how I look at the other concepts at the Frankfurt IAA. They really all seem boring now... F.ex.: in Frankfurt, Jaguar shows the CX17 SUV concept as a competitor to this LF-NX. A beauty imho, with nice style references to the superb F-Type. But it seems so dull after examining the LF-NX over and over again... !
  2. the one and only reason people will not buy it is the engine.. 200h or 300h with CVT is simply not enough, some say too boring; even for SUV, not mentioning a sedan (IS)... lexus is missing 2.5 - 3.0 hybrid engine with turbo and some 300hp which could bring some live in those quite nice piece of design, not only while it's not on the move;)
  3. bold but not beautiful. front half may be interesting but the rear half is overstylized imho.
  4. May be too Dynamite for most. But it's just right for me! Makes other crossovers look old and gay. Go on, with your bad self! BD
  5. Love it! The front has that mean bull-terrier expression of the 2007 LF-A concept. Stunningly aggressive, yet calm and gracious.
  6. CVTs need to go from the Lexus lineup. Even the Chief Engineer/designer of the 3IS admitted that he dislikes CVT transmissions..
  7. It's growing on me BIG TIME!!!
  8. I think Lexus is really working on 'something' about the coming NX. dimension wise, its on Q5 and X3 territory,however, if they can sell it at a price relatively lower than of X3 and just a little north of X1's, it will terrorize both of them.
  9. RAL

    I have to admit . . . I like this iteration of the spindle grill. It sets the tone for the rest of the design flowing from front to back especially from the top view. Hopefully the production model will tone down the 'transformer' imagery and play up the gem-like scalloping most apparent from above . . . so long as it doesn't evoke "cadillac-ness." : ) I confess I'm slow to warm up to innovation. It is a shock when you first view it. There's certainly nothing else like it. I hope Lexus is successful in blazing this new trail. Beamer, Benz, and Oudie must be dumbfounded!