Lexus unveiled its compact SUV, the Lexus UX Concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The model was designed by ED2 at Lexus design centre situated in the South of France. The UX Concept represents company's new approach in design journey and a redefinition of the driving experience.
Simon Humphries, President of ED2 said, ""The biggest challenge for any designer is always to create something new and original, yet with relevance to both the customer and the brand. Overall, this is a product which gives another hint of the potential for Lexus' design approach to satisfy those criteria. The expression of a progressive, strong yet artistic, and premium product which further enhances Lexus' unique and challenging brand position."
UX is the first ever Lexus compact crossover and for sure it will be a rival to the likes of BMW X1 and Audi Q3. The crossover looks really handsome and it will be a replacement for the slow-selling CT hatchback.
On the inside, the UX Concept features a number of interesting innovations. The cabin is divided into two - front looks to be focused and sporty, the rear is more like a lounge. The dashboard in this car is really astonishing because of the holographic instruments. The air conditioning and infotainment controls appear on a honeycomb-like structure in the centre.
The seats on this crossover are extreme versions of the Lexus Kinetic seat. This seat uses fabric strips rather than traditional cushions and bolsters. These fabric strips are incredibly strong and flexible - it's like a man-made spider silk. Lexus says this will allow a person's body to move and respond to the car's movements. Thus allowing our natural responses to keep our head and eyes more steady. The company claims it to be more relaxing and less tiring than a conventional seat.