One of the debuts at this year’s Paris Motor Show we were eager to see ever since we laid eyes on the preview was the Lexus UX Concept, a new compact crossover by the Japanese car maker with no respect for the ordinary. The delightfully angular UX has now been fully revealed and is on its way to spawn Lexus’ next urban SUV in the near future.
The highlights of Lexus UX, according to the manufacturer, are “inside-out” design concept and deconstructed interior styling. You have to be a modern art major to understand those concepts fully, but what it means basically is that the car takes a new approach to style and ergonomics with features such as Kinetic Seat Concept and dual-zone instrumentation with hologram-style display of air conditioning and infotainment system and electrostatic switches.
The sporty and kind of rough-looking body has been deigned at by ED2, Lexus’ design center in the South of France, and it represents the natural evolution of the firm’s design language. The “inside-out” thing is represented in the wheel arches, roof bars, and door cameras which are finished in the same material and represent a form of continuous yet interrupted bone structure. Other notable highlights of the design include a new 3D-looking spindle grille, L-shaped LEDs, “see-through” A pillar and the “Immersive Amethyst” paintwork.