It seems the most amusing concept at the Paris auto show was Lexus' UX, a subcompact dreamed up by the brand's studio in southern France. Weird as it is, the Ucks is not just a design exercise. It probably previews a sub-NX entry-level crossover. We expect the production version to be toned down significantly, but we loved the reaction to the concept. Here are a few examples, including a couple of our own.
"With exaggeratedly massive wheels made of knives, front fenders from a cubist reimagining of a Porsche 911 and an interior that's barely rooted in reality, it's a proper concept car in that it's properly ludicrous."
"It's really weird. The UX is a concept in its truest form, from the bizarre wheel/tire combo to the "inside-out' design concept, the latter which reminds of Wonko the Sane from So Long and Thanks for All the Fish."
"An equally wild [interior] design that could easily be mistaken for an art show exhibit, sculpted, woven and colored for maximum shock value."
"A medieval weaponlike front grille and Mad Max wheels. ... It's a little scary."
-- Lindsay Chappell, Automotive News
"This might be the foie gras talking, but wow, is this thing funky."
-- David Undercoffler, Automotive News
"It's a bit bonkers isn't it?"
-- BBC Top Gear