How Lexus Ditched Bland for a Risk-Taking Design Philosophy

Design

Take a look at how the automaker went from one design extreme to the other, safe to polarizing

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 4 november 2014

Over the past two years, Lexus has experienced a metamorphosis in the way their vehicles look and the attitude they project. The story is quite remarkable when you consider the brand’s still young age and where it has come from. Their latest sports coupe, the RC F is an example of the most extreme iteration of the ‘new Lexus’ design and styling which is unique and polarizing. More than any other current automaker, Lexus has gone the furthest in terms of an overall design transformation in a really short amount of time. It isn’t easy for brands to commit to a major direction change, so let’s examine how Lexus did it.

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