— The Lexus LF-S concept car made its U.S. debut on January 5 at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. First introduced at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, the LF-S is a next-generation sedan that expresses the Lexus conception of luxury car design.
Lexus designers in concert with its engineers produced a "design exercise in luxury," a preview of what lies ahead for future Lexus sedans. In designing the LF-S, Lexus used long integrated lines to simplify the form and shape of the vehicle. The wrap-around design, from the side of the vehicle all the way to the rear, virtually eliminates the rear corners and offers an example of how simplicity can be intriguing.
Over the past year at major international auto shows, Lexus has offered hints of this new direction in design with the LF-series of concept vehicles. "LF" is shorthand for a design language Lexus calls "L-Finesse." This design language has been translated into the all-new 2006 Lexus GS, which arrives in March and is the first Lexus production vehicle to incorporate these new styling cues.
The new design approach is rooted in several years of study by Lexus of what luxury means for people today. The new Lexus design is intended to engage customers visually – and emotionally – with the brand.
V-8 gasoline engine and high-output motor hybrid system, AWD
Length: 193.3 in.
Width: 74.6 in.
Height: 53.0 in.