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Video: The Lexus LF-1 Limitless Crossover Concept Debut

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Lexus launched the LF-1 Limitless crossover concept today at the Detroit Auto Show with this video:

(Impressed with the way the Limitless part of the LF-1 name was explained, especially in how it focused on the human element. This has been a recurring Lexus theme for some time.)

Lexus has posted their full Detroit press conference as well:

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Black L badge in the rear. Non-hybrid power train perhaps? 4.0 twin turbo V-8 introduction or LS500 engine, I'm guessing.
Demetrius
Black L badge in the rear. Non-hybrid power train perhaps? 4.0 twin turbo V-8 introduction or LS500 engine, I'm guessing.
Hmm, I see a very dark blue/purple color, not black. Hybrid/electric...
Very similar to Mitsubishi GT Concept





Let's wait and see
OlFius
Hmm, I see a very dark blue/purple color, not black. Hybrid/electric...
You're right. I had to look closely to see that. Also suffer from R/G/B color deficiency lol
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It´ll be the next 2020 NX
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Old trend returning:
OlFius
Hmm, I see a very dark blue/purple color, not black. Hybrid/electric...
It is regular badge, but of course they will have both versions available anyway.
That rear view seem very coupe-ish...
Excited for tomorrow morning.
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I love that they are using the LFA typography/font for the LF-1. Truly signifies this will be a very special model for Lexus.
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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.
Live stream:
Motor Trend has some awesome design photos from CALTY that seem to better show what a production model could look like (IMO): http://www.motortrend.com/news/lexus-lf-1-concept-suv-exclusive-first-look/#
That's near production ready.. handsome, lovely short overhangs.. well done Lexus..

Stated by 2025 all Lexus will be electric or offer some electric version.
Gecko
Motor Trend has some awesome design photos from CALTY that seem to better show what a production model could look like (IMO): http://www.motortrend.com/news/lexus-lf-1-concept-suv-exclusive-first-look/#
Great article and pics

The LF-LC concept coupe from 2012 was planned as a design exercise, nothing more. After a rapturous reception in Detroit, Toyota’s board moved to turn the concept into reality. But it took four years from its Detroit unveiling to reach Job 1 production. After all, you can only move so fast when you are starting with a fantasy—especially one with dimensions nowhere near what would be required for the production version.

By contrast, nearly everything about the LF-1 was designed with production in mind.
It is like the big brother of the UX (a little bit more patience), but it is production ripe.
Do it Lexus, do it! And do not let 3 years pass.
OlFius
...it is production ripe. Do it Lexus, do it! And do not let 3 years pass.
Unfortunately, 3 years is probably the least that will pass before we see a production LL (Hey, that's another possibility for the production version's badge!) From the Motor Trend article cited above:

Although none of the Calty executives would give an explicit time frame, given past Toyota and Lexus product cadences, there is a strong chance the LF-1 could be a reality as soon as 2021—if Toyota’s board hits the “go” button.
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We need this to be already for sale as a 2019 release. I was thinking about 2018 Porsche Cayenne. I try to hold off to see what is the release date.
I think the small clay model in this image from the Motor Trend article is quite interesting to look at.
The right half is obviously the LF-1 while the left half is a bit different and seems more realistic with a horizontal headlamp module, toned down side air intake and a slit(?) for a license plate. Possibly this is what we'll have as a production version?
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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.
That thing is loooooong. Volvo XC90 Excellence and Bentley Bentayga killer?
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It is ok. I am sure the production version will be nice for what it is. I like that the license plate at the back is on the bumper and not on the trunk.
WOW! never thought I'd be this stunned by a crossover.
Love the sporty side profile. Hate the headlights that look as if the car can't get its eyes opened. Don't care for connected taillights on any car either.

But as long as it's actually based on a premium platform (GA-L) it's a huge step in the right direction for Lexus.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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I know that this is a concept and that it won't get to production looking like this, but I love the design overall, but the front end lights don't work for me. Everything else I love.
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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.

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