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The tame dreary beast that gave us the LFA is also responsible for the unobstructed champions of uninspired luxury design. Lexus looks to be moving away from its risk averse designs into something a little more daring in order to keep pace with rivals.

Lexus will be bringing a shiny new compact crossover to Frankfurt next week, and all signs point to it being an amiable GLA Predator. Dubbed the LF-NX it melds muscular lines with the sleekness of the LFA all in a compact package that resembles a B-2 Bomber more than anything else.




The LF-NX has an extremely fuel efficient hybrid power train according to Lexus, without any actual information we'll just have to take their word for it. The concept interior is rather gaudy but the folks at Lexus claim it was inspired by the sunrise, for whatever that's worth...



The ultimate question now comes down to will Lexus actually build one? I say likely, but I'm not expecting a production version to show up dressed nearly as daring as the concept. Unlike the GLA which changed very little from concept to production, I have a strong feeling Lexus mutes the design in all the wrong places and leaves us with an Aztec reincarnate....




No word on when the LF-NX could begin doing battle with the GLA. If it does make the jump to production we likely wont see it until at least 2015, which gives the GLA an astounding head start in the all important sales race and not just over the Lexus, the GLA currently sits without a true luxury rival...
 

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It is a very aggressive design for a crossover. It won't appeal to everyone because of that. The interior looks amazing. I am assuming this is a concept that we are looking at pictures of though. Maybe the production model will tone it down slightly.
 

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Lexus is great when it comes to creating a functional and beautiful interior but unfortunately it stop their, I don't know what they thought when putting the official stamp of approval on it.
 

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this thing looks evil, it has really jagged edges. It reminds me of a tactical vehicle to go in to serious situations.
 
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