2009 Frankfurt: Lexus goes Bimmer-hunting. Again.
First, as if you had to ask, the five-door (two normal, two suicide) hatch LF-Ch is a hybrid.
Shocking, I know.
Most of the Lexus concept’s nuts, bolts and electrons seem to come from the new 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid sedan.
Similar to Volvo’s C30 premium hatch, the Lexus sports four bucket seats. Auto show gimmicks include headrest-mounted iPhone docking capability for audio and video entertainment for rear passengers, just like in your parents’ luxo-barge sedan or SUV.
If you’ve been fed a diet of conservative Lexus styling, you may find it a bit hard to digest the LF-Ch’s aggressive looks. Especially at the front.
Get use to it. You’ll see it coming on Lexus’s new LF-A super car, and perhaps trickle down throughout the whole range.Looks aside, do you think Lexus can attract premium compact buyers away from the more established offerings from the Euroweenie brands?