This is what Lexus has been teasing us with for that last couple of weeks. The new concept model, set for debut at IAA 2013, is called the Lexus LF-NX Crossover, and it’s a car with which the firm’s controversial design language reaches its peak.
The highlights of the current design language – the spindle grille, small, weird headlights, and sharp, sculpted lines – are all exaggerated in the LF-NX. It is certinly a striking design, but one that cannot be called be pretty; at least not by those blessed with the gift of sight.
The arrangement of the spindle grille and the headlights on the Lexus LF-NX Crossover is remarkably similar to that of the current IS sedan production car. And it has been criticized by every single journalist and design expert in the land. So it is a bit surprising that Lexus is sticking with it. Maybe they see something in it that we don’t.
There are, of course, some nice elements in the design of this car, such as the Brushed Metal Silver exterior finish that creates a striking impression of the car having been carved from a single piece of solid metal, or the “Human Oriented” interior design.
The Lexus LF-NX Crossover Concept can preview an upcoming production model, maybe the next RX. Let’s just hope they change that face, or at least tone it down a bit, by the time it reaches production.