WORLD PREMIERE OF LEXUS LF-30 ELECTRIFIED CONCEPT
Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept highlights
The advanced styling image expected of a BEV has been channelled into artistic qualities that result in a futuristic form and an interior that assertively weaves in autonomous driving and other new technologies
Performance is rooted in Lexus Electrified components, adding the brand’s latest technologies to its leadership in development of hybrid-electric vehicle systems.
Precise electric motor control enables instantaneous adjustments to posture not possible with conventional vehicles. Furthermore, the LF-30 Electrified employs numerous advanced technologies with a look-ahead to the year 2030 – such as a new-concept cockpit based on a human-centred design philosophy and a steer-by-wire system.
Futuristic exterior foreshadows the Lexus Electrified vehicles towards 2030
In taking up the challenge of expressing a new design that could only be achieved with a BEV powered by in-wheel electric motors, Lexus visually articulated the unique energy flow of the LF-30 Electrified. The vehicle form is meant to visually express the energy created by the wheels set at the corners of the vehicle body streaming toward the vehicle cabin and past the driver to directly flow onto the road surface.
Taking advantage of a bonnet-less vehicle shape made possible by being a BEV, the signature Lexus “spindle” form has been further evolved to span the entire vehicle architecture. Window glass that stretches continuously from the front to rear, muscular fenders and wing-shaped headlights combine to form the contours of the Lexus iconic spindle. The body shape is fashioned with an elegantly flowing front that transitions into a linear and sharp rear. In addition to the headlights, the sharpness of the rear lights and side air intakes combine to achieve excellent aerodynamics and cooling performance, resulting in styling fused with function.
The opacity of the side windows can be freely adjusted, providing occupants with expansive views of the surrounding scenery and a high level of privacy when desired. The colour of the front face of the vehicle and luminescence patterns help identify from the outside whether the vehicle is being operated in its normal mode or in its autonomous driving mode, reflecting the Lexus pursuit of high-level styling and functionality. The exterior ‘voltaic sky’ colour employs a leading-edge metal-infused coating to achieve a unique quality tinted by a touch of blue-green.