Lexus’ radical upcoming small SUV concept is entitled UX. While this may end up being the name for a sub NX crossover based on the Toyota C-HR, its worth noting that UX stands for User Experience in corporate speak.
To that end, the concept delivers an interface that is a step above today’s offerings. In the driver’s instrument display sits a holographic globe promising ‘a combination of analogue and digital information’, while the centre stack has a multi-faceted crystal structure that projects in 3D HVAC and infotainment settings. Sitting neatly below it is Lexus’s unique touchpad which can be seen on its current range such as the RC.
Netted seats, similar to what was shown earlier this month (below), promise the best ergonomic movement and spinal support possible. Other interesting aspects of the interior include camera projections in lieu of side mirrors, as well as fins on the passenger side of the dashboard and A-pillars, similar to an anechoic chamber for unparalleled audio quality.
Lexus is renowned for its excellent Mark Levinson audio. The sound system maker is consulted early in the vehicle development process to ensure the most optimal quality. Some of the more outlandish aspects won’t see production but the evolved user interface gives strong hints to the future of Lexus interiors.
Stay tuned for more details about this vehicle on September 29. Market entry is set to take place for the production version next year.