Debuting at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, details of the new Lexus LF-SA concept have been released, taking the Japanese manufacturer into uncharted and unexpected territory.
The concept car is a premium city car, the smallest ever produced by Lexus, and could be a direct rival to the MINI and Audi A1. Registering at half a metre shorter than the Toyota Yaris and shorter, wider and longer than the VW Up!, it would clearly be an excellent asset when trying to negotiate busy city streets and tight parking spaces.
Using research from drivers, Lexus believes that most city cars normally only carry one person at a time. With this in mind, the driver seat is fixed, with movable pedals and steering wheel. Only the passenger seat slides forward to give access to the two seats in the back. Elsewhere on the inside there is a high centre console to cocoon the driver and a hologram-style digital display that offers a wide-angle head-up display.
It’s the outside of the car that really grabs the attention though. The spindle grille has an arrowhead mesh design with LED running lights sitting on either side. The headlights take the boomerang design from the Lexus IS and GS.
It really does look incredibly different to anything else in its category, with contrast-coloured panels on the doors above the floating roof and wheel arches. There is yet to be confirmation of the power behind the car, but it is rumoured that it could be a hybrid engine, which would make it even more attractive for those wanting low running costs.
The name, LF-SA stands for Lexus Future Small Adventurer, so any production model could be very similar in shape and design.
For more information about the exciting Lexus LF-SA concept and any of the other cars in the current range, get in touch with Lexus RMB Automotive in Teesside today.