Lexus has released an image of its new Lexus LF-SA concept car that is set to make its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show on March 3rd.
The new concept could preview a future compact hybrid MINI rival – the Japanese automaker said that the “new concept reflects Lexus’s passion for new design trends and explores unexpected territories for the brand.”
Lexus explained, “The LF-SA has been conceived as a luxurious, driver-focused vehicle, designed to address a future world that is more influenced by technology and virtual experiences.”
The teaser image revels striking front-end styling, with a new variant of the prominent Lexus grille and air intake, plus the firm’s characteristic LED light signature and distended wheel arches.
We don’t know much more about the model as yet but will of course keep you updated following the vehicles unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Alongside the Lexus LF-SA Concept, both the Lexus LF-C2 Concept and Lexus GS F will be on display at the 85th Geneva Motor Show.
Powered by a normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine which produces 470bhp and 530 Nm of torque – this unit is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers a manual shift capability and four driver-selectable operating modes.
The GS F features structural reinforcements as well as an exclusive suspension design to capture the potential offered by its powerful engine.
Lexus aimed to achieve sports car-like handling with a significant amount of circuit testing in Japan and at the world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
Yoshiharu Nakajima, project chief designer, said “Fun to drive – it’s what characterises all the cars wearing the F badge, and it was our intention that the GS F should be true to that quality”.
“The style philosophy is ‘form following function’. For example, the GS F’s spindle grille was designed to further improve the car’s aerodynamics and internal cooling, while the air outlets in the front wings, first seen on the IS F and more recently on the RC F, have been adopted because of their efficiency.
Details of UK model specifications and launch date will be announced later in 2015.