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Lexus UX concept debuts in Paris

Lexus has unveiled the new UX concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The small SUV concept previews a new smaller Lexus SUV and also previews the future of Lexus’ design language.

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Lexus has unveiled the new UX concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The small SUV concept previews a new smaller Lexus SUV and also previews the future of Lexus’ design language.

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Designed by ED2, Lexus’ design center in the South of France, the UX concept features a bold “inside-out” design concept and deconstructed interior styling. “The ‘inside-out’ concept came from a lot of discussions within the team. We wanted to show the human-centric aspect of the concept in a visually as well as philosophically strong way. A strong symbiosis between the exterior and interior was felt to be important by all the designers involved. To create the anticipation from the exterior, which could then have a visual link and expand into the interior, was a key goal.”- Alexandre Gommier, Interior Designer, ED2.

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Inside the deconstructed interior features a futuristic design with unique Kinetic seats that further enhance the driving experience. There’s also a 3-D like experience thanks to the on-board HMI technology. The upper display, for example, is projected in such a way that it appears at a far-distance, for ease of viewing when driving. The driver’s instrument binnacle houses a transparent globe, floating in the manner of a hologram, in which a combination of analogue and digital information express a functional yet unexpected user interface. And the center console houses a prominent, facetted crystal structure within which a hologram-style display of air conditioning and infotainment system is clearly visible to both driver and front passenger.

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Lexus hasn’t announced the production plans for the new SUV, but it will most likely share its platform with the new Toyota CH-R.

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Source: Lexus