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News Lexus Grabs LQ Trademark, Possibly For Flagship Crossover

21:31  16 may  2018
21:31  16 may  2018 Source:   motor1.com

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A trademark filing from Lexus suggests the automaker is planning a flagship luxury crossover , possibly named the LQ , based on the LF-1 Limitless The size would make it a perfect top-tier crossover in the Lexus lineup, especially with those 22-inch wheels. The design of the LF-1 Limitless

Lexus recently registered for the " LQ " trademark in the U.S. and it could be the nameplate for its upcoming flagship crossover . The big question is whether Lexus will revamp its lineup to use the “Q” designation for its crossovers , or if the LQ will be something special.

This could be the LF-1 Limitless come to life.

If you take a look at the Lexus lineup, you’ll notice something about how it names its models – if you consider two-letter combinations names. Across its lineup, Lexus denotes its flagship model with the “L” prefix with the S, C, and X suffix denoting sedan, coupe, and SUV, respectively. Earlier this month, Lexus registered “LQ” in the U.S., possibly for a future model, according to AutoGuide.com. Conveniently, Lexus showed the LF-1 Limitless concept during the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. In the official press release at the time, Lexus said the concept has the “potential to shape the future of a flagship luxury crossover.” Could the LQ be that flagship luxury crossover?

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Could the LQ be that flagship luxury crossover ? The design of the LF-1 Limitless takes the best design cues from Lexus . That means the substantial spindle grille returns, more outlandish than ever before.

LF-1 is quite clearly the Lexus flagship , something that we did not expect having the LS, LC and LX. I think LQ is a very fitting name, and will be the only Lexus to use a different second letter, there are many Lexus ’ with S, C and X. Q will make it stand out.

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The LF-1 Limitless, designed in collaboration with CALTY Design Research in California, is longer than the LX but with a significantly lower profile. Even the wheelbase measures marginally close to the LX’s, coming in at 2975 millimeters (117.1 inches). The size would make it a perfect top-tier crossover in the Lexus lineup, especially with those 22-inch wheels.

The design of the LF-1 Limitless takes the best design cues from Lexus. That means the substantial spindle grille returns, more outlandish than ever before. Thankfully, the rest of the crossover’s design isn’t as controversial. The profile is sleek with a long hood and sweeping roofline that ends in an odd split rear spoiler. Both the headlights and taillights are thin-slit, futuristic units that likely won’t entirely make production just like the flush door handles and missing side mirrors. Both would return to a production version.

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The premium vehicle manufacturer Lexus has recently registered the new ‘ LQ ’ trademark . Knowing the naming conventions used by the brand, we should expect a new flagship crossover As such, the Lexus LQ is going to come packed to the brim with the latest tech the company has at its disposal.

Inside, there’s a minimalist cabin with seating for four. A production version would set five. There’s a fully digital instrument cluster, a wide infotainment screen, and touch-sensitive buttons. The front-seat headrests have screens for rear-seat entertainment.

One thing missing from the plethora of available information on the LX was the powertrain. If the car enters production as the LQ, expect as gasoline engine at a minimum. There’s also the possibility of a hybrid, or plug-in hybrid, pure EV, or possibly a fuel cell hydrogen propulsion system.

Source:AutoGuide.com

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