New Lexus LF-SA Concept ultra-compact urban car

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Designed by Lexus’ European-based design studio ED2, the spindle grille upfront is even more pronounced, crafting the hard lines upfront that accentuate the rest of the car. The side profile is heavily stylized, a design that is far from anything that will make it into production.


Out back, the short track of the car is crumpled together in a dirty-diaper sort of way. The car’s proportions make the car look wide, almost square in stance.

Inside, Lexus’ wild design continues with the fanatical. Even with the car’s tiny proportions, the interior is still spacious. The driver’s seat is fixed, though the passenger seat moves to allow access to the rear seats. To accommodate the fixed driver’s seat, the pedals and steering wheel are adjustable.

Like every peek of the future, the infotainment display is far from any practical technology. The system includes a hologram-style digital display. There is also a wide-angle heads-up display.

Fuel efficiency is always on the minds of automakers, though we doubt the LF-SA will make it to production as is–even for as funky as it looks.

pic: Autoguide
pic: Autoguide

Anthony Alaniz
Born and raised in the shadows of Detroit, Anthony has been writing about the automotive industry since 2008 — before the bailouts, bankruptcies and buyouts. Industry news and car reviews are Anthony's ammunition and working for outlets including,, The Daily Telegram is the vehicle to deliver them. J-school graduate, weekend mechanic, car enthusiast and open-road connoisseur.