Lexus UX: First Generation

Lexus UX Rear Light Bar to Become “New Lexus Signature Feature”

Lexus UX Light Bar

Expect to see the continuous light bar from the Lexus UX crossover on other models in the future — so says the Lexus UK blog:

The rear combination lamps are particularly eye-catching in that they protrude from the body to become functional aerodynamic devices. These curved fins help prevent airflow from wrapping around the rear of the vehicle and keep the whole car stable when driving in crosswinds and cornering.

What’s more, the right and left units are connected by a continuous line of light across the back door – a design that is set to become a new Lexus signature feature. In this case it is formed by a sequence of 120 LEDs that taper gently toward the centre, measuring just three millimetres thick at its narrowest point.

The original UX concept from 2016 foretold this design direction, and it was further advanced by this year’s LF-1 Limitless concept. Despite the usage of the “lightbar” trend across the automotive industry, the Lexus implementation works well and should fit across the SUV lineup at the very least.

What’s your take? Yes or no to the Lexus lightbar?

Comments
Pedestrian protection has killed the hood line. Can't find statistics on how effective that it.
F1 Silver Arrows
Unfortunately they won't make a comeback. The reason why they stopped production of cars with flip-up headlights is due to poor results in crash testing.
I was joking lol
F1 Silver Arrows
Unfortunately they won't make a comeback. The reason why they stopped production of cars with flip-up headlights is due to poor results in crash testing.
mikeavelli
I was joking lol
A serious answer to a funny question. :waving:
krew
A serious answer to a funny question. :waving:
Just saying the reason why they aren't in production anymore, that's all. :) @krew

IS-SV
Flip up lights and pedestrian/bike safety might be a prob...
LDeleuran
Restrictions for pedestrian protection seems to be the culprit: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/..._why_the_hidden_headlamp_has_disappeared.html

That, and the horrible aero they cause:
Yeah, I should have been more specific. It was mostly due to pedestrian safety crash testing if that clears anything up. Thanks for clarifying you two! @IS-SV @LDeleuran
It seems looking more at spy photos the ES might debut it next...

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