Being a concept, the Lexus LF-Gh focuses more on the new design lines envisioned by Toyota's team, and less on the propulsion means (after all, how many breakthroughs can you achieve by pairing an electric motor with an internal combustion engine?).
With the new concept, Toyota and Lexus tried to redefine what they call L-Finesse, the luxury brand's design philosophy since 2001. And, even if from the side the LF-Gh looks pretty much like a BMW, the front end and the interior are two different stories altogether.
Unique LED headlamps and independent L-shaped LED daytime running lights make up the face of the new hybrid sedan. The black front grille extends the menacing look of the model all the way to the back with the help of the dark tinted windows.
Behind the dark glass, the interior hides what Toyota hopes will be an environment to remember, High-quality materials adorned with fine details are overshadowed by the new analog clock with a three-dimensional face and the new meter panel.
“For this concept, Lexus designers studied characteristics that are often considered contradictory and difficult to execute together,” said Kengo Matsumoto, general manager, Lexus Design Division.
“The captivating design of the LF-Gh concept examines the possibility of balancing what are normally opposing qualities, such as style and functionality.”
As for a possible production version of the LF-Gh, Toyota says it all depends on the customer response. So let's hear it, New York!
autoevolution will be attending the 2011 New York International Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.