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Lexus LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept

Lexus has announced it will bring the LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept to next month's Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.
Lexus LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept
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The concept, which we haven't heard all that much about previously, is powered b a V6 petrol engine coupled to a high-output electric motor hybrid system and driven via all-wheels.

Although only a concept at this stage, the LF-Xh should indicate where the design for future RX models are heading. The concept was the work of Lexus' Shuhei Miyashita.

Lexus LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept

It appears Mr Miyashita was given some freedom to design an aggressive car, a shift from Lexus' current "inoffensive" designs. The edgy stand and large LED headlamps, plus the handleless doors give the LF-Xh something to shout about. Oh, of course, then there is the blue hybrid badging to get the message across.

Lexus LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept

Moving inside, the interior is where the car really stands out. Although it looks almost plain on some levels, the simplicity and the flowing lines with wrap-around dashboard housing hybrid-inspired blue instruments are sure to turn a few heads in Sydney.

Lexus LF-Xh hybrid SUV concept

Lexus believes its hybrid vehicle offerings will only grow with Lexus Chief Executive John Roca noting "the LF-Xh concept demonstrates our ongoing commitment to hybrid technology as a core Lexus power-train."

This year's Lexus stand at the Motor Show will be the biggest to date. The Australian International Motor Show starts on October the 9th.