Lexus Displays Compact Hybrid Concept in LAPosted on September 29th, 2009
LF-Ch makes North American debut at auto show in December
Following the introduction of the HS 250h, Lexus’ first dedicated hybrid car, the automaker is unveiling what may be the second. The Lexus LF-Ch, a five-door hybrid concept, made its world debut this month in Frankfort. In December, the compact LF goes on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The LF-Ch has North American roots: designers from Toyota’s Calty Design Research Center in Newport Beach oversaw the project. The idea is to appeal to young urbanites looking for a combination of style, sporty performance, and a green footprint.
Designers blacked out the B-pillar and hid the rear door entry button, giving the LF-Ch the appearance of a coupe. An aggressive grille, front air dam and bright LED headlamps complete the sporty exterior.
Inside, the LF-Ch seats four passengers. High-tech features include integrated paddle shifters on the steering wheel, and headrest-mounted iPod docking capability for the rear passengers. Lexus’ remote touch controller uses a mouse device, allowing both the driver and front passenger to operate the navigation, audio and climate systems.
The LA Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center opens to the public December 4, and runs through December 13th. For more information on the auto show, visit the official web site.
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