Detroit Lexus enthusiasts can now get a more in-depth look at the Lexus LF-SA concept car that was unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this morning.
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the very first Lexus, the LS400 flagship sedan. To celebrate, Lexus’ Europe-based design studio created an ultra-compact, sub-B-segment urban 2+2. The exterior color, Stellar Silver, was chosen as a reference to space exploration and the interior was inspired by the scene of a solar eclipse.
The LF-SA (SA stands for small adventure) demonstrates Lexus’ passion for upcoming design trends and explores unexpected territories for the brand in a bold and emotional execution. Not everything is new when it comes to the latest design, though, as the concept remains driver focused to support Lexus’ vision that the driving experience remains the ultimate luxury.
The LF-SA stands at 135.8 inches long, 66.9 inches wide and 56.3 inches high. The compact design makes it maneuverable and agile, targeting the intent of a true city car. Its styling is rugged and confident. It has a highly sculpted surface to create the perception that the vehicle changes from every angle.
The newest expression of the Lexus spindle grille has an angular pattern that radiates from the Lexus logo and strongly influences the front fenders and side bodywork to reinforce the concept’s wide and firmly planted stance. The spindle grille shape is also referenced in the rear styling, which incorporates L-shaped lamp clusters in a flying-buttress design. Other signature trademarks can also be seen throughout such as the arrowhead motif.
The compact exterior does not impact a surprisingly spacious interior. Since sole occupancy is typical in city driving, the cabin layout gives priority to the driver.
The driver’s seat is fixed while the steering wheel and pedals are adjustable–bringing the vehicle to the driver rather than vice versa. The passenger side does slide, however, giving access to rear accommodations.
The information system includes a hologram-style digital display incorporated into the instrument panel and a wide angle head-up display.