Lexus unveiled the LF-NX crossover hybrid concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday. The LF-NX is what Lexus calls a "compact crossover" that's tailored to the city lifestyle.
The LF-NX is smaller than the Lexus RX sport utility vehicle and is meant to give city-dwellers a new premium option. The LF-NX is 182.7 inches long and has a wide stance, giving the crossover an aggressive, but sleek, look. The exterior of the LF-NX is similar to the revamped Lexus IS sedan and features the spindle-front grille that has symbolized the Lexus' more youthful design choices.
Speaking at the unveiling, Mark Templin, executive vice president of Lexus International, said, "The new LF-NX concept explores the potential for a compact crossover within the Lexus model range. This concept is youthful, confident and innovative. It features a new bold look that gives an insight into the future evolution of the Lexus L-finesse design language."
The spindle grill is much wider on the LF-NX concept and features plenty of chrome trim and a lowered bumper. The LF-NX concept also sports independent Daytime Running Lights that were introduced in the 2014 Lexus IS. Lexus wanted to create a crossover that appealed to the urban market and the LF-NX concept could entice younger buyers with its muscular look.
As for the interior, Lexus continues the interesting choices as the LF-NX concept features a center console that runs the full length of the cabin, splitting the rear seats into separate sections. The LF-NX features a "cockpit" design on the driver's side with several display features that can be manipulated with the Lexus Remote Touch Interface.
The LF-NX concept features a hybrid powertrain, equipped with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Atkinson cycle gas engine and an electric motor. While potential mileage was not discussed, Lexus states it will be competitive with other crossovers currently on the market.