• Sep 7th 2009 at 1:31PM
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Lexus LF-Ch Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Lexus has apparently released this new front-end shot of the Frankfurt Motor Show-bound LF-Ch hybrid concept car, now making the rounds on the Internet. The hatchback is quite a looker, especially coming from Lexus, whose present lineup is relatively staid in appearance. Unfortunately, the body style is likely to be a Europe-only thing, where the eventual production version will cross swords with the likes of premium-compact rivals like the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series. It sure wouldn't hurt if Lexus decided to migrate that more assertive face to some of its U.S.-market cars, though. As it stands, this has a lot more visual appeal than the Lexus HS250h we get in these here parts. Stay tuned for a lot more on this car as it makes its formal debut in Frankfurt later this month. We'll be there, as always, to bring you all the details.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone notice that every time a Lexus story is posted any negative comments get voted down to half a star and positive ones go to 3 stars? Even brands with huge, loyal followings like BMW don't have that kind of dramatic spread in the comment ratings. Either there's hundreds of rabid lexus fanboys on autoblog (god i hope not) or Lexus spends its design budget paying interns to vote on autoblog comments instead of designing attractive or competitive vehicles. Try to be a bit more subtle, Lexus, it's embarrassing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's an even more pronounced phenomenon with Chevrolet posts. Rip on a Camaro and you'll get blasted to a quarter point in 30 minutes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I noticed that with Honda a while back. Must be some very passionate people who don't like others to have an opinion.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I absolutely love Lexus' (and Toyota's for that matter) current organic / biomorphic design language! Everyone complained for YEARS that Japan (namely Toyota) had no styling direction to call it's own and I think the last 5 years or so have proved that statement no longer holds water. They've found a good thing here and I hope they stick with it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is quite hideous
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks really nice and bold, and I never thought I'd say that about a Lexus!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lexus LF-Ch shows its ugly face.

      Perhaps Lexus should get a hit already that cars should be designed by designers and not engineers. Evidently, they never heard of that notion...
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's almost as if Lexus is trying to dupe 2 door aficionados into thinking Lexus is building a cool (or otherwise in this case) 2 door coupe. Let's face it, Lexus has never built an attractive 2 door, or pseudo 2 door, and it probably never will. Lexus' multiple, yet similar, bloated sedans will continue to fester and their average age of buyer will continue to rise dramatically. The only reason I care is because Lexus makes wonderful drive trains and suspensions. It's just unfortunate they can't put those mechanicals into a cool 2 door coupe or hatch. And I'm not at all talking about "sporty" or horsepower, I just think 2 door sedans are typically sleeker looking, less bloated, and more practical for taller folks like myself.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a chubby fat kid with dimples.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the color choice hurts the appearance of this concept considerably, though regardless of paint the styling is interesting only in that it is unexpected. It's certainly not attractive, and I wouldn't even say it's bold. Honestly, it looks a bit cheap-- something I would perhaps expect from Suzuki or Daewoo.

      I personally find the IS to be a nice looking car, and I thought it signaled a shift in Lexus design from stodgy Mercedes-clone to something tasteful yet more expressive. This is neither.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What about the dynamics? Will they match the BMW's handling?
      • 6 Years Ago
      doesn't this look like a porsche panamera ?

      • 6 Years Ago
      I see the Lincoln MKC lines especially in the rear door .
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks good, very good, but just drop that crappy gold paint.
        • 6 Years Ago
        All that shiny yellow...must be Dubai "inspired".
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not sure about the "looks good" part, but you are right about the color choice. I'm afraid it's going to steal Christmas...
        • 6 Years Ago
        If only had Lexus put on the crazy electric blue they showed IS F in, this concept would own Frankfurt.
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