Lexus appears ready to further cash in on the global love affair with all things SUV by publishing a few subtle images of a new "flagship" for its range of vehicles, which is a new crossover concept to be fully revealed at the Detroit auto show in January.
Information is in short supply at this stage but Lexus does reveal that the concept is the work of its CALTY design studio in Newport Beach, California, and that it's a "flagship model that seeks to redefine the boundaries of luxury".
Lexus is coy about the car's interior, but the blue screens visible in the image appear to be headrest-mounted rear-seat entertainment systems, suggesting that the auto will focus heavily on in-car technology and passenger comfort.
Currently, the LX is recognised as the range-topping model in Lexus' SUV line-up, followed by the GX, RX and NX. Meanwhile, the rear spoiler appears to integrate the high-mount brake light and a cutout for a glass roof panel into its split design.
The concept was designed by a California-based team of Lexus designers and is claimed to "redefine the boundaries of luxury", suggesting a considerably more high-end approach than the premium offerings now produced by the brand. Lexus' preferred petrol-electric hybrid powertrains would be favourites to form the mainstay of the engine range.