Lexus today released first images of its radical UX Concept's edgy interior.
Set for its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the Lexus UX Concept will show off a futuristic interior that looks like something straight out of a science-fiction movie. Features like an innovative, 3D Human Machine Interface (HMI) will give drivers a completely “immersive” experience.
A facetted crystal structure replaces the typical touchscreen setup, and does away with any sort of buttons or dials. The holographic display combines analog and digital information on the vehicle to display to the user - air conditioning, infotainment, music, etc. - that drivers can interact with at the touch of their fingertips.
Lexus has replaced the instrument cluster, on the other hand, with a transparent, floating globe that reads speed and miles per gallon (and presumably liters per 100 kilometres if the concept was Canadian), connecting the information to the driver digitally. The door mirrors are replaced with cameras that can be viewed from the central globe, while the switchgear, windows, and door locks forgo buttons in place of electrostatic technology.
The overall design continues the futuristic theme. Dramatic angles on the dash and steering wheel accent the fin motif on the A-pillar. That design continues on the seats and dash, acting as a sound bar that comes built into the passenger side of the vehicle.
The idea for this concept was “to create a new genre of compact crossover,” said Stephan Rasmussen, designer at European Design Center. “A vehicle that could create something unique from a customer’s point of view - an innovative, three-dimensional, fully immersive user experience.”
That “new genre” of crossover will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show on October 1st, 2016.