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Photo Gallery: The Lexus LF-1 Limitless Crossover Concept

Lexus LF-1 Limitless Gallery

Lexus has published a large collection of LF-1 Limitless crossover concept photos — let’s gather them all together in one place, there are 64 images in total:

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What a bold design? This concept look better than my friend's Infiniti Qx70. Lexus really stepped their game in design.
Looks great!! If it was designed with production in mind why will it take 3 years...love the look but they need to put a big engine in it!
Looks great!! If it was designed with production in mind why will it take 3 years...love the look but they need to put a big engine in it!
James
Looks great!! If it was designed with production in mind why will it take 3 years...love the look but they need to put a big engine in it!
That's exactly what I was thinking about from the moment I read this sentence
James
Looks great!! If it was designed with production in mind why will it take 3 years...love the look but they need to put a big engine in it!
That's exactly what I was thinking about from the moment I read this sentence
Should be available by 2024.
Should be available by 2024.
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    RAL
  • January 15, 2018
The attention to detail and the sophistication of fit/finish is truly flagship evocative. If my instinct serves, "experience amazing" will be to see it in real life.

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    RAL
  • January 15, 2018
The attention to detail and the sophistication of fit/finish is truly flagship evocative. If my instinct serves, "experience amazing" will be to see it in real life.

I think between the production-ready half of the clay model (nice catch there, @White Beach!) and their repeated invocations of the LF-LC that this is closer to production than they want to let on. Possibly late 2019/early 2020?
I think between the production-ready half of the clay model (nice catch there, @White Beach!) and their repeated invocations of the LF-LC that this is closer to production than they want to let on. Possibly late 2019/early 2020?
Gecko
Maybe it's the color, but I feel like this is what the Infiniti FX/QX70 should have turned into. That's not a rip on Lexus by any stretch - they took the idea an are running with it, but Infiniti really lost their way.
Wow it threw my back to the "bionic cheetah" a bit too based on color.... though this is a full class or two higher from what Lexus is saying.
Gecko
Maybe it's the color, but I feel like this is what the Infiniti FX/QX70 should have turned into. That's not a rip on Lexus by any stretch - they took the idea an are running with it, but Infiniti really lost their way.
Wow it threw my back to the "bionic cheetah" a bit too based on color.... though this is a full class or two higher from what Lexus is saying.
S
The front is a little over kill IMO. Everything else looks good tho.
S
The front is a little over kill IMO. Everything else looks good tho.
supra93
The front is a little over kill IMO. Everything else looks good tho.
Every time I look in the garage its overkill lol...but yea this is really out there..
supra93
The front is a little over kill IMO. Everything else looks good tho.
Every time I look in the garage its overkill lol...but yea this is really out there..
Truly amazing concept vehicle from Lexus. Looks great and futuristic. Some of the elements used in the interior look promising and provide some tangible benefits.

For example, the steering wheel has auto/P/R nearby as well as indicator of the drive mode along the rim of the steering wheel.

The details of the the steering wheel makes people think it is quite near to production ready, at least in terms of the exterior form factor.
Truly amazing concept vehicle from Lexus. Looks great and futuristic. Some of the elements used in the interior look promising and provide some tangible benefits.

For example, the steering wheel has auto/P/R nearby as well as indicator of the drive mode along the rim of the steering wheel.

The details of the the steering wheel makes people think it is quite near to production ready, at least in terms of the exterior form factor.
R
The proportions are classic and certainly a first for a crossover - a long hood cab back styling ending with a sloping rear.
R
The proportions are classic and certainly a first for a crossover - a long hood cab back styling ending with a sloping rear.
supra93
The front is a little over kill IMO. Everything else looks good tho.
This is how I feel as well. Since 2005, we've seen many iterations and evolutions of L-Finesse and overall, I am happy with Lexus' progress. I think that the LC and LS are proof that the company is now hitting it's stride and the best is ahead of us.

One area for improvement IMO remains the front end - not the spindle itself, but the overall integration of grill, bumpers, headlights and sheetmetal. The LC is the only one that really nails it for me: it's clean, simple and beautifully matches the rest of the car (which is also clean, aggressive, elegant and futuristic). The LS is 80% of the way there for me... it's strange how the main grill has the 3D mesh, but the two side air inlets on either side just have horizontal slats. It doesn't match. In addition, on either side of the indentation point on the grill, there are unnecessary body lines that should have been just smoothed into the grill surround, like the LF-FC. What I really like about the LF-FC is how simple but aggressive and elegant the front end was... production LS is just not "there."

Looking at the LF-1, I see another instance where the overall design is clean, organic, elegant and futuristic, but the front end looks designed for a different vehicle entirely. I know it's just a concept and every OEM takes design cues to the extreme on concept vehicles, but I really hope Lexus has a fitting front end in the works for when the LF-1 hits production.
supra93
The front is a little over kill IMO. Everything else looks good tho.
This is how I feel as well. Since 2005, we've seen many iterations and evolutions of L-Finesse and overall, I am happy with Lexus' progress. I think that the LC and LS are proof that the company is now hitting it's stride and the best is ahead of us.

One area for improvement IMO remains the front end - not the spindle itself, but the overall integration of grill, bumpers, headlights and sheetmetal. The LC is the only one that really nails it for me: it's clean, simple and beautifully matches the rest of the car (which is also clean, aggressive, elegant and futuristic). The LS is 80% of the way there for me... it's strange how the main grill has the 3D mesh, but the two side air inlets on either side just have horizontal slats. It doesn't match. In addition, on either side of the indentation point on the grill, there are unnecessary body lines that should have been just smoothed into the grill surround, like the LF-FC. What I really like about the LF-FC is how simple but aggressive and elegant the front end was... production LS is just not "there."

Looking at the LF-1, I see another instance where the overall design is clean, organic, elegant and futuristic, but the front end looks designed for a different vehicle entirely. I know it's just a concept and every OEM takes design cues to the extreme on concept vehicles, but I really hope Lexus has a fitting front end in the works for when the LF-1 hits production.
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Production(ish) on the left, concept on the right?
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  • January 16, 2018
If true, it looks like the production headlights and grill will be similar to current spindle grill designs. The hood crease also looks less aggressive (more sloped) and I'm guessing the black two tone line will be gone. Overall, I like the exterior design and hopes it reaches production quickly as a 2020 or 2021 model. I'm certainly ready to buy.

Things on my wish list are side view and rear view cameras. It would be nice if they kept the side view cameras/screens in addition to traditional mirrors for regulatory purposes. After trying out Honda's LaneWatch camera system, I much prefer the wide angle view (encompassing blind spot) that a camera can provide versus a traditional side mirror. Having a combo rear-view mirror/camera like Cadillac is also something I desperately wish Lexus would copy, especially in a big SUV with reduced rear visibility.

On the powertrain side, a hybrid with solid state batteries (if ready) and somewhere along the lines of 40+ mpg combined would be my wish. I would actually prefer a PHEV or BEV, but I doubt Lexus will have something ready within the next few years. The multi-stage hybrid system in the LS/LC sounds like an advancement in driving dynamics, but mpg in the 20s is still a bit low for my tastes.
renyeo
Lexus needs to catch up with or surpass Mercedes-Benz in cabin quality - it’s a pity the Japanese luxury brand is ill-afford to introduce more expensive trimmings onto its cars.
Curious how you qualify this? I will give you that C, GLC and E are nicer inside than IS, NX and GS, but RX is nicer than GLE and the LX is worlds above the GLS. LC is incredible and has been universally lauded, and I don't know if Mercedes has a model to match it. I haven't been inside the LS 500 yet, but it looks to be just as nice as the S Class if not a bit nicer (I do not like the design of the S Class cockpit, but have found the materials to be very nice). Mercedes lineup is overall newer than Lexus' but I think Lexus' recent efforts are on-par or better than Mercedes.

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