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2015-03-05 16:05:20

Lexus previews future city car with LF-SA

Concept car is being shown at the Geneva Motor Show

The LF-SA concept is a preview of a model to compete with Mini and Audi A1

LexusLexusLexusJapan, 1989 > present26 models
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unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 a new concept called LF-SALF-SALexus LF-SAJapan, 2015 > 20153 photos
that in addition to previewing a new smaller model than the CT200hCTLexus CTJapan, 2010 > present22 versions
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, is showing the future design of the brand grille.

The LF-SA concept is a preview of a model to compete with the MINIMINIMINI (BMW) MINIGermany, 2001 > present3 series
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or Audi A1A1Audi A1Germany, 2010 > present180 versions
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. The car shows the latest expression of the spindle grille which goes from a two dimensional look to a three dimensional form, strongly influencing the front fenders and side bodywork and reinforcing the concept's wide stance.

The Lexus designers managed to make the new Lexus LF-SA Concept 3,450mm long, 1,700 mm wide and 1,430 mm high, its compact packaging pointing to the manoeuvrability and agility essential to a true city car.

Inside the LF-SA is capable of carrying four passengers and focused around the driver. It gets a fixed driver's seat and a passenger seat that slides back and forth. The wheel and pedals can be adjusted to fit the driver, instead of having to move the seat. Technologically speaking the city car gets a hologram-style infotainment system integrated in the instrument display and also a wide angle head-up display.

The statement of the Japanese brand indicates that the "LF-SA is designed as a luxurious driver-focused vehicle created to address a future world that is more influenced by technology and virtual experiences."

The possibility that it is a model below the CT200h came after heads of Lexus statements to the press that gave it for granted in Geneva. In addition, last year it was said by the Lexus' Design Director that the brand was seriously considering launching a smaller model.

This model, which should be based on the Toyota YarisYarisToyota YarisJapan, 1999 > present3 series
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platform should only reach the market in 2018, after the release of the second generation CT.


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