Lexus Gives a Tease of the LF-1 Limitless Concept Which Debuts at the Detroit Auto Show

Posted by at 1:48 pm on December 5, 2017

Lexus has something to show us, and it’s coming to the Detroit auto show next month. Wearing the LF-1 Limitless name, the concept promises a “striking” new design and the brand believes it will carve a new genre in luxury crossovers.

The teaser, published on Tuesday, reveals a sweeping LED taillight with a sculpted, yet curvy look. We also see what is most likely a fully digital gauge cluster inside. The LF-1 Limitless could come off the rear-drive-based GA-L platform used for the Lexus LS sedan and LC coupe. That would make it a premium platform and put the LF-1 clearly above the RX in the model lineup, both in size and luxury.

It’s also possible that the LF-1 Limitless concept may preview a successor to the LX. The Lexus LX has long been a Toyota Land Cruiser in Lexus duds without much merit to justify its nearly $90,000 price tag. However, the LX is clearly a body-on-frame SUV on a decades-old platform, and every one Lexus sells at this point has to be almost pure profit. Lexus calls the LF-1 Limitless a crossover, which implies a car-based unibody structure.

Lexus didn’t give away any additional details but did note the CALTY design studio in Southern California created the new concept. Notably, CALTY also penned the FT-1 sports car concept, which previews a new Toyota Supra, or whatever name will grace the car.

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