Lexus LF-SA Concept — New Take on Urban Driving Experience
In order to celebrate the brand’s anniversary (they’ve just celebrated 25 years since the release of the first Lexus, the LS 400) they introduced the Lexus LF-SA concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Imagined as an attractive and entertaining car, the LF-SA is an epitome of what the Lexus brand stands for. They managed to create a 2+2 vehicle whose primary focus is on the driver and the experience of ultimate driving joy.
Using this as a starting point, they crafted the ultra-compact car whose style genuinely follows the latest Lexus trends and the Time in Design styling approach. The body of the Lexus LF-SA is 135.8 inches long, 66.9 inches wide and 56.3 inches high. This means that the car can be easily used in cluttered urban environments thanks to its size, but its compact size also indicates that its performance might be amazing.
The Lexus LF-SA was probably incepted as a toy for the people who want more than just plain and boring driving sessions running errands all day long. This car has a ludicrous talent to entertain, but at the same time it has a very serious luxury level. This is a Lexus, after all. And since it’s a Lexus, it must come with the famous well-known spindle grille. Of course, there are some other design elements that reveal the concept’s DNA.
The exterior design of the Lexus LF-SA is bold and powerful. With an assertive stance and the Time in Design style which alters the perception of the car depending on the viewpoint, the concept introduces a new era for the brand.
The automaker said that the Stellar silver exterior finish has been chosen as a reference to space exploration, while the interior has a solar eclipse as a leitmotif. This move was probably because of evoking a spirit of adventure and excitement inside the car.
Speaking of the inside, the Lexus LF-SA has – according to the automaker – “a surprisingly spacious interior”. They admit that the interior designers used some tricks (“manipulation of lightness”) so the cabin would look more spacious than it really is, but the fact is that the interior is, like every other aspect of the car, focused on the driver.
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