Lexus has just released the first image of the LF-1 Limitless, a new crossover concept that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Click for the full high-resolution image:
Here’s the full press release:
DETROIT – Dec. 5, 2017 – Lexus will reveal a striking new concept that reflects the next genre in luxury crossover vehicles. Created by the CALTY design studio in Southern California, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless is a flagship crossover that redefines the boundaries of luxury.
The Lexus LF-1 Limitless will be revealed at the Lexus Press Conference taking place at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
From the name alone, it’s clear the LF-1 Limitless is a significant vehicle for Lexus — the last concept to get a single character name was the LF-A supercar.
Let’s dig a little deeper into the photo, first by cranking up the brightness:
Here, we can see a tear-drop panoramic roof and a better idea of the vehicle’s scale — the rear doors and the slope of the rear window would suggest a size similar to the NX or RX. The rear trunk lid comes to a point, similar to the LC coupe.
Zoom up closer to the displays presumably embedded into the front seat headrests, and we get another surprise:
Squint and you can see what looks to be the overall profile of the LF-1 concept, complete with a massive hood and short front overhang. It appears that Lexus plans to release its first RWD crossover.
Even with just this small image, the LF-1 Limitless promises to add a new dimension to the Lexus lineup. How will it fit alongside the other crossovers? What’s going to be under the hood? Will it incorporate the design of the LS sedan and LC coupe? Sound off in the comments, let’s start speculating!