Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept Photo Gallery: The Market Is the Limit

Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept Photo Gallery: The Market Is the Limit

Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept; photos by Christian Lantry

— Lexus revealed the LF-1 Limitless Concept, what it calls a "flagship luxury crossover," at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. No word yet if Bradley Cooper is starring in this crossover or merely executive producing.

Lexus says that the "Limitless" name can also be used to describe its theoretical powertrain options, as the crossover could be powered by gasoline, fuel-cell, plug-in hybrid, hybrid or all-electric powertrains. Off the top of my head, that doesn't include solar, diesel or compressed natural gas, so perhaps limitless isn't the best descriptor?

The design language is described as "molten katana." Which: What? But despite that name, the LF-1 Limitless concept doesn't look entirely ridiculous — far from it, in fact. The concept version of Lexus' spindle grille is a bit much, perhaps, but the overall shape is athletic without sacrificing an upscale appearance.

Interior comfort and tech is decidedly upscale as well, for better and worse. Better: a 4-D chess navigation system, complex lighting sequences for driving modes, ambient lighting, and a controller for rear passengers to manage climate and entertainment settings. There's also a "Chauffeur mode" for hands-free operation. Worse: haptic controls for most climate and audio features, and also no indication that Lexus is moving away from its much-maligned Remote Touch controller or touchpad multimedia control systems.

Check out more photos of the concept above, and be sure to check back for more coverage from the auto show floor.

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