Lexus plans to display its electric car next month. Keeping this in mind, it showcased a model concept of the same at the 2019 Tokyo Motor show this week. Called LF-30, it exhibits features such as automated driving techniques, a unique external design, gesture control methods and comes with motors in all the wheels. This car also contains a drone.
What does LF-30 come with?
LF-30 has a lovely exterior design, with perfect, crystal-shaped angles around its body. It also contains a signature spindle grille. It is a four-seater car. Both the driver and the passenger in the front seat have their cockpits designed in a luxurious style. The rear passengers are housed in unique bucket seats that come with “artificial muscle technology”. These seats are designed in a manner such that they can adjust to the size of their occupants.
The car windows have a windshield that extends from the front to the rear of the car. The windshield is such that their opacity can be adjusted as per passenger requirements. The steering wheel is designed in a way that it is easy for the driver to steer it.
LF-30’s unique glass roof-top
LF-30 also comes with a special glass-roof with voice-control characteristics as well as a gesture-controlled display window. This is referred to as “SkyGate”. It can be used to convey a lot of information to the rear seat passengers, such as a realistic star-filled sky. It can also display videos as per the likes of the user as well as navigation information.
SkyGate can also recognize the voices of the car occupants with the aid of artificial intelligence techniques. This feature can be used to adjust the temperature within the vehicle, play audio clips, and adjust driving settings as per passenger preferences. It can also provide options to passengers for activities post-arrival at their destination.
Speed, battery specifications and other features
The LF-30 comes with a 110kWh battery pack. This would enable the car to run roughly about 500 km (or 300 miles) according to Europe’s WLTP cycle. The car can speed up to 0 to 100 km/hr in just 3.8 seconds, provided it receives a power output of 400kw (536 horsepower). Amazing, isn’t it?
However, one of its best features is something which is called “Lexus Airporter”. For those who wonder what this could be, it is a drone-technology supported vehicle, which can do activities like transporting the owner’s luggage from his doorstep to the car.
If the driver tires himself out while driving LF-30, Lexus promises a lot of additional features such as automated driving techniques, which is inclusive of self-parking functionality and a front-door pickup. However, this could be limited in a few cases due to landscapes.
When is LF-30 expected to hit the roads?
As of now, there is no clarification as to when LF-30 would be running on the roads. With its parent company Toyota making plans on manufacturing all-electric vehicles, Lexus no way wants to be left behind in this race for going completely electric. Although LF-30 may not hit the roads anytime soon, its design ideas would be portrayed in all Lexus vehicles to come.