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RSS Official: Lexus to display turbocharged LF-NX Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

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Filed under: Concept Cars, Tokyo Motor Show, Crossover, Lexus, Luxury

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Concept cars typically have a short lifespan. They debut at a major international auto show, then make the rounds of the lesser local shows, and that's pretty much it. They might be loaned out for test drives or put on display in a museum, but by and large they've had their fifteen minutes of fame by that point. That said, Japan's automakers have found a way to keep these show cars going and keep them in the news. They're modifying them and giving them a fresh lease on life.

That's what Subaru is doing with the Viziv concept for the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, and what Lexus is doing as well with the LF-NX concept. Having already unveiled the crossover concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lexus is fitting the LF-NX with a new 2.0-liter turbo engine. (But then, as far as we could tell, Lexus never revealed engine specs for the concept in the first place.)

To go with the turbo engine, Lexus has also fitted the concept with a new front splitter, but otherwise it's the same - and even appears to be wearing the same liquid-metal paint, unlike the LF-LC concept that got repainted from red to blue when its limelight was starting to fade.

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Blah. Looks like an inbred Lamborghini

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I don't get why companies come up with wonkey (or awesome) concept cars and then the actual one looks like a bland piece of shit.


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I don't get why companies come up with wonkey (or awesome) concept cars and then the actual one looks like a bland piece of shit.

As these are just designs, they haven't undergone the engineering process to make it a feasible road going car yet. Lots of design changes happen for aerodynamics, etc..

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I get that, but why not conceptualize with those factors already in mind so you don't end up practically making a whole new car instead of small design changes.

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I find the concept ideas pointless unless it reflects the final product or is being used to show off technology to be implemented in future models

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Concept cars are outrageous to get attention. They'll get people interested in the brand itself, that's why so many concepts are usually released around the time big auto shows come around.

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Concept cars are outrageous to get attention. They'll get people interested in the brand itself, that's why so many concepts are usually released around the time big auto shows come around.

This.

Concepts are basically marketing schemes showing off brand awareness and ability to move forward, plus the talent of designers. Most concepts don't see the light of day so putting them the engineering process would lead to unnecessary expenses.

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