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New Lexus 1 Series Rival

Discussion in 'Motors' started by peterattheboro, 10 Sep 2009.

  1. peterattheboro

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    Good to see another contender in this premium sector and with it being a Lexus this will be rear wheel drive aswell.

    I'm confused by hybrid powertrain... Does that mean it's gonna be like a Prius or is it going to have a set of balls to go along with it's awesome looks?
     
  2. lordrobs

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    That rear view looks like a buck toothed smiling pokemon.

    Will be interesting to see what the tamed down version looks like if it ever makes it to production.
     
  3. BD10NNF

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    I think it looks strange but good. Would like to see if it definitely ends up like that.
     
  4. lambda

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    Looks like a 17 year old chav has designed it.

    Absolutely no subtlety or class.
     
  5. paradigm

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    That is foul.

    And why do the wing mirrors look like toilet flush handles?
     
  6. lordrobs

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    Or to put it another way- perfect for the 1 series market ;)
     
  7. G-MAN2004

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    Chav's wet dream.
     
  8. [TW]Fox

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    Oooh, a concept car.

    Show me when its production ready and I'll care.
     
  9. IAmATeaf

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    Presumably as the concept has cameras in the flush handles.

    Have to admit the front does look foul and over designed. I do quite like the rear but have to agree with Fox, think Lexus will definitely tone it down when it goes into production.
     
  10. Sukh

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    Wheels are a failure, and the rear isn't all that nice.
    Am I the only one who thinks a Yaris has mated with a Mazda 3 for the side profile?
     
  11. peterattheboro

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    I think the interior will change but the exterior will remain as is I reckon. Hopefully not the wheels though.

    We are now in a time that we are getting all sorts of wacky cars on our roads and these vertical intakes at the front seem to be quite popular now. Think the Leon Cupra has them and the Insignia VXR.
     
  12. Clarkey

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    Horrible, surely Lexus won't release something this disgusting.
     
  13. Alex UK

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    It won't look anything like that.
     
  14. Mr_Sukebe

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    Another euro-box astrogolfoleonocus clone, particularly so as the real one will always be more dumbed down than the sketch shown.
    The interesting bit might be the technology they'll use, and at least we know it''ll be reliable. The question is whether they'll continue to follow BMW and make it rwd?
     
  15. Begbie

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    Looks like something from Max Power, I strangely like. Change of wheels is required though.
     
  16. #Chri5#

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    Looks like a Hyundai i30 that was bunged under a medium-hot grill for 15 minutes..