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.
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 AutoGuide.com will be reporting live.