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Lexus' New Concept Car Provides Bold Glimpse of the Future

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Nancy Golden
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No Roof - No Luxury
Nancy Golden   12/24/2014 12:58:00 PM
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I personally think the grille takes away from what I am assuming would be a more desirable sleek design. Obviously safety is not a factor here either. All in all, it looks to me like a new toy for people who don't know what to do with their extra cash. I do like how they focused on the aesthetics of lighting but when I hear the word luxury - a vehicle with no roof simply does not come to mind. Perhaps it is geared towards "sports car luxury" which usually are rather antithetical. The "unusual" chrome wheels are cool looking but so are lots of other designs on the market. No real mention is made regarding a myriad of other factors such as performance. From here: "thumbs down."

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Re: No Roof - No Luxury
AnandY   12/25/2014 11:10:08 AM
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Luxury cars have forever looked daunting to me. Of course that grille makes no sense, but that isn't what should be appreciated here. Think about the changing design principles brought about by Lexus with that new grille design. Of course they knew it had to be met with challenges but they carried out the design boldly. 

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Re: No Roof - No Luxury
Daniyal_Ali   12/26/2014 8:10:49 AM
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I agree AnandY it's about the uniqueness of the design brought forward by Lexus, not only the grille, but also the fairings that run from the deck lid to the panel between the seats, continuing on to the center console. It shows some new design ideas and this could trigger more fascinating designs in the future.

AnandY
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Pretty car
AnandY   12/25/2014 11:13:36 AM
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Having no roof, that must have been pretty difficult to put forward to the board members. When I think about a car, the first basic thing that comes in my mind is comfort and safety, and this car ticks the right boxes there. What it doesn't tick however, is sensibility. Lexus could have also showed off with an on board CPU and ADAS systems but they didn't. Or did they?

jhankwitz
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Front Bumper Disaster
jhankwitz   12/26/2014 5:26:46 PM
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Like the new Camry, the front bumper looks very low and very expensive to replace when you tap the front curb in a parking space.  I just had to replace the front lower bumper on my 2007 Prius (for $1,200).  I can't imagine how much it will cost to replace this sucker.  Also, the back seats don't look very luxurious, unless you're 4'10" or less.

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