WHAT IT IS: The Lexus LF-Z Electrified provides a glimpse of the design and powertrains electrified Lexus models will adopt in the future. Lexus says we’ll see the styling and technology found in the LF-Z Electrified in production models by 2025. The styling could apply to cars and crossovers, but we don’t know which ones.
WHY IT MATTERS: The LF-Z is touted as “the next generation of Lexus,” and it’s an important concept as almost every automaker goes electric. The company’s controversial hourglass-shaped spindle grille is gone (at least the grille part is), but the spindle shape echoes in the concept car’s nose and extends well up into the hood. The LF-Z’s bodysides make extensive use of creative surfacing to produce a variety of visual planes. Out back, the LF-Z has a full-width taillight and plenty of lines and creases that remind us of the first-generation Toyota Mirai. And although we like the way “LEXUS” is spelled out across the taillight, we have to ask: does the brand really plan to put “Electrified” in illuminated letters across the rump of its future production cars? For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.