Wednesday 12 December 2018

'Limitless' opportunities with concept from Lexus

Nissan Xmotion
Nissan Xmotion
Lexus LF1
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

LEXUS is highlighting a potential flagship SUV concept at the Detroit Motor show this week.

The LF-1 Limitless (below) has a coupé-like roofline and rear light bar. It is claimed to be a “totally new niche” — and will no doubt be a hybrid. Lexus has a habit of delivering on its concepts, so hopefully we’ll see a production version of this sooner rather than later.

Lexus LF1

It is one of several, but arguably the most, eye-catching offerings at the show as automakers from around the world roll out new, redesigned production and concept vehicles for the year, and years, ahead.

A keen contender for that title too is Nissan's new concept, called the Xmotion which previews in some way the brand’s future design direction. It has three rows but is a six-seater, and has seven digital screens (one is the width of the dashboard.

Other cars of varying relevance for European consumers include BMW's new X2 compact SUV and updated i8 coupé, a special edition of Ford's Mustang Bullitt and performance Edge ST. 

Ford is also rebooting the Ranger midsize pickup. The facelifted Jeep Cherokee is shown too, as is the Mercedes G-Class, which got the biggest makeover in its history.

And there was the Volkswagen Jetta - but it's not for here any more.

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