Lexus, the luxury subsidiary of Toyota, has taken advantage of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show to present a preview of its vision for the next generation of electric cars. The prototype named Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept has a spacious, futuristic interior focused more on comfort rather than driving and a sharp exterior design that hides details like a drone to transport your luggage.
Regarding the aesthetic bet, the new Lexus LF-30 Electrified maintains a futuristic design with geometric shapes and marked edges, two side doors that open in the form of gull wings, a coupe body, and interior ergonomics, elegant and minimalist and four seats inside.
The Lexus LF-30 Electrified features advanced driving support functions in the form of a Chauffeur mode and a Guardian mode. With in-wheel electric motors, steering by wire, and Lexus Advanced Posture Control, the LF30 can offer a dynamic experience unlike any currently available.
Moreover, the vehicle has features like the panoramic roof window, the muscular fenders, and wing-shaped headlights form the contours of the shaft. On the other hand, the opacity of the side windows can be freely adjusted. The LF-30 Electrified employs next-generation interfaces, such as gesture control and improved presentation of vehicle information through augmented reality.
Some other striking features are the luminous panels of the front (which communicate to pedestrians whether the car operates autonomously or not), and the noise cancellation feature of the Mark Levinson® audio system that creates a next-generation listening environment. The rear seats use technology that Lexus calls “artificial muscles” which allows them to adapt to different scenarios, such as recline, relaxation, and alert functions.
And here comes the futuristic touch that we do not know if we will see even in 2030; “A glass roof above the rear seats features voice control and a gesture-controlled “SkyGate” display window that uses AR to display various types of information, such as a realistic star-filled sky, user-favorite videos, and even navigation.”
The prototype has a 110 kWh battery, manages to do 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and promises a range of 500 km. The LF-30 uses wireless charging technology to simplify daily charging and energy management based on artificial intelligence, and allow coordinated charge control with the user’s daily schedule.
Lexus has placed a motor on each of the wheels that, together with a battery located on the ground of the vehicle, promise good performance and a low center of gravity. Its Advanced Posture Control technology regulates the drive-power output from high-torque electric motors to adjust vehicle posture in tune with human sensibilities.
And now the best is coming, and this concept includes a drone capable of independently transporting baggage from home to the car or vice versa when you arrive.
The firm believes we will see all these exceptional technologies by 2030.