Lexus is known as a world leader in premium luxury hybrids market ever since 2005 when it came out with the RX 400h. But now has decided to diversify just a little bit with its new concept car the Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid that has already been seen at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 15, 2009 but will make its North American debut in December at that 2009 Los Angles Auto Show.
Many who have seen this car think it is a bit strange that Toyota would call this car a Lexus with the five door body type and style it has. This car concept was designed by Toyotaâ€™s North American research group located in Newport Beach California â€“ Calty Design Research Inc. Toyota feels that there is a market here that might appeal to younger urban green conscious car buyers. They have not released much about the cars mechanical specs yet waiting for the 09 Auto Show to do that â€“ but has released plenty about the cars interior features and style details.
The first styling feature you might notice about this luxury hybrid is that it is a sedan but looks just like a coup. They did this by hiding the rear door handles in the chrome molding and blacking out the B pillar. It has domineering grille and a wide front bumper with an air dam to make this car have a stronger look. Like most hybrids it comes with LED headlamps and tail lights and hybrid side badging.
On the inside of this Lexus LF-Ch Concept there is mixture leather and metal trims giving it that elegant luxury look. Comes with a wide griped steering wheel that has integrated paddle shifters this keeps the interior looking sporty along with the instrument panel that has big twin dials that have a beautiful turbine blade design. The interior roof has a nifty blue headliner bordering it. Toyota is hoping this more diverse compact luxury hybrid will catch the eye of the younger urban green conscious car market.