The need for today's drivers to have access to a wide array of information at a glance has led designers to rethink traditional cabin layouts. Peugeot has its iCockpit 2.0 and Audi has the Virtual Cockpit, now Lexus is using the Paris Motor Show to share a peek at its vision for a connected, intuitive interior.
The team behind the UX Concept compact SUV has focused on providing a three-dimensional driver experience with help from hologram-style tech. A transparent floating orb replaces the conventional speedo/rev dials in the instrument binnacle, while a facetted crystal structure displays climate control and infotainment to both the driver and front passenger.
These displays are surrounded by plenty of leather and expensive looking wood, while the angular trim piece in front of the passenger houses a removable sound bar. Beyond the funky floating displays, Lexus is using the UX Concept to demonstrate its auto-dimming electro-chromic windows and slimline cameras, chosen in place of regular wing mirrors because of their aerodynamic advantage.
Lexus will debut the cabin design in the UX Concept compact SUV at the Paris Motor Show later this month.