Lexus UX Concept Previews Crazy Futuristic Alien Interior

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Lexus UX Concept will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and the Japanese automaker has released a glimpse of its interior.

The Lexus UX Concept shows off the automaker’s vision for a compact SUV of the future, both inside and out. Lexus released an image ahead of the concept’s debut later this month, showing off an on-board HMI technology that has been designed to offer an innovative, three-dimensional experience.

Instead of a traditional instrument cluster, the Lexus UX Concept will boast a transparent globe that is floating like a hologram. Inside, there’s a combination of analog and digital information that results in a functional, yet unexpected user interface. The center console features a faceted crystal structure that also has a hologram-style display for the air conditioning and infotainment system that is clearly visible to both driver and passenger.

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Other advanced in-vehicle technologies that will be packed into the UX Concept include electro-chromatic windows, and side-view mirrors that have been replaced with e-mirror camera housings that are far slimmer than conventional mirror housings. All of the switchgear is electrostatic and housed under transparent covers.

“Our brief was to create a new genre of compact crossover; a vehicle that could create something unique from a customer’s point of view — an innovative, three-dimensional, fully immersive user experience,” said Stephan Rasmussen, designer at European Design Centre, ED2.

Check back on September 29 when the Lexus UX Concept makes its official debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, where will be reporting live.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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