• Sep 15, 2009

Lexus LF-Ch Concept - click above image for hi-res gallery

We spent over 40 minutes photographing the oddly named Lexus LF-Ch Concept and still aren't sure what we think of it. From certain angles it's brilliant – everything the Lincoln Concept C tried to be, but wasn't. Yet from other angles... the word 'deformity' comes to mind. As does the term 'puffer fish.' Designed to be a 1 Series competitor, the little Lexus luxury hybrid hatchback answers one very important question: what does Chris Bangle dream about after eating a few sheets of blotter acid? Again, there are parts we like and parts that might have been put on backwards. And that's about all we know.





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      • 5 Years Ago
      Normally I'm not a huge fan of Lexus styling... Having said that, I think this is brilliant. From this angle it looks amazing, and I imagine that the color makes it look even better in person... it's definitely NOT boring.

      I guess this "L-finesse" styling might not be a bad direction?
      • 5 Years Ago
      not the prettiest car but distinctive and if you are buying for looks that's important
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't know about the rest of it, but I love the tail lights. I think tail lights can make or break a car and these are some of the nicest I've seen recently. For example, the Jetta Sportwagen was completely destroyed by its tail lights. Here, they almost make up for the other funkiness.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That colour is barf, but the design is fine by me. Don't water it down too much Lexus!
      • 5 Years Ago
      And, yeah, the urine gold paint color isn't working either.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a badly riced out Mazda 3
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where is the rest of the info Autoblog? WTF?
      • 5 Years Ago
      At least it isn't Acura ugly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      meatbag:

      Im guilty. I looked at each photo for like 5 minutes. It is very intriguing.




      I like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i'm still surprised that professional car people don't 'get' the Lincoln C concept. it's absolutely the most brilliant concept to come from a domestic mfr in years. it's going to be a modern classic if and when they have the balls to produce anything like it.

      i like this little Lexus from every angle too, but it has NOTHING to do with what Lincoln was saying with the C. the C was nothing short of the reinvention of the full size 5-6 seat luxury car. this little Lexus is just another premium small car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Doesn't really matter what it looks like now, by the time it hits production it'll look like a blander version of the toyota matrix with an L on the grille.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You must drive a Cavalier. Chucklehead.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Toyota sold Cavalier's in Japan
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