Lexus Carves Out New Flagship Luxury Crossover with Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept
The Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept has introduced a new genre of luxury vehicle; the flagship crossover. Combining high performance with unrestrained luxury, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless is a showcase of technology, innovation and the latest evolution of design at Lexus. The LF-1 concept could be powered by fuel cell, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, gasoline or even all-electric. By around 2025, every Lexus model around the world will be available either as a dedicated electrified model or have an electrified option.
The innovative spirit of the LF-1 was created at CALTY Design Research in California. The design language is rooted in the simple yet elegant design concept dubbed ‘molten katana’. This design visualization fuses the organic shapes of liquid metal with the sharp edges of a traditional Japanese sword. Imagining that shift from a smooth, flowing mass into a solid, chiseled shape formed the basis for the fluid yet aggressive design of the LF-1 Limitless.
“This is our vision for a new kind of flagship vehicle that embraces crossover capability without giving up the performance and luxury delivered by today’s top sedans,” said Kevin Hunter, President, CALTY Design Research. “The LF-1 Limitless concept incorporates imaginative technology, while creating a strong emotional connection by improving the human experience for drivers and passengers alike.”