2016 Paris Motor Show – Lexus UX Concept
Lexus won’t stop designing dramatic looking concepts for the Paris Motor Show, and I’m not the one to complain. The Lexus UX Concept is a compact crossover study meant to make the Audi Q2 shiver. Showing off a tough off-roader vibe, complemented by the now-traditional huge spindle grille and some well-though of geometrical lines. The cabin benefits from a four-seat setup, with the front showing off a sporty, driver-focused atmosphere while the rear seats deliver comfort as opposed to the possibly dangerous suicide doors.
Front seating is the place to be, considering the Kinetic Seats, while the fins made out of polycarbonate, added to the thin aluminum A-pillars, are a welcomed bonus. The dashboard comes with a central infotainment screen mounted further up the dashboard, while climate controls are closer to the driver to make the cabin feel larger – a cool trick to offer the illusion of space. The driver’s instrument binnacle houses a floating transparent globe, just like a hologram does, and combines analogue and digital information. All switchgear is electrostatic and housed under transparent covers, allowing for an overall feeling of Star Strek, Star Wars or whatever space-battle universe you prefer. There’s no word on the powertrain, but we do know that the concept is set to replace the CT 200h hatch pretty soon.