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Imagining a Lexus Compact Crossover

Hot on the heels of their 2014 Lexus IS rendering, CAR Magazine has taken a shot at imagining a sub-RX compact crossover:

Taking much of its shape & design from the RX with a dash of the CT, the result is attractive and makes for a good starting point — of course, the real Lexus compact crossover is certain to have a personality of its own.

What do you think?

[Source: CAR Magazine]

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    BlackDynamiteOnline
  • November 1, 2012
I'm liking what they're selling, my friend.  That would make BANK! BD
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    SPURS_Lexus
  • November 1, 2012
Lexus is following a worryingly similar trend to Audi that makes the front of its vehicles look to similar/the same. According to this and the recent IS rendering I'm worried for lexus models losing their distinctive character. Originally the Audi single frame grille effect was impressive-but their cars now look all the same and are quite blandly styled in my opinion. I always loved the fact that the IS, GS, RX, CT all looked different-now stick the spindle grille on them and they will start looking all the same-please Lexus don't do it!   
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      Thomas
    • November 1, 2012
    Why are you worried when this picture doesnt have anything whatsoever to do with Lexus, at all. It's just a stupid rendering, based on the "artists" own lack of imagination. It doesnt tell us anything about what a new car from Lexus will look like.
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      SPURS_Lexus
    • November 1, 2012
    Because the GS and CT already look damn similar in style -the RX450h F-Sport too gets the same spindle grille update too and so it continues .....
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      Thomas
    • November 1, 2012
    Well, the design is more than the shape of the grille. Ofcourse it will get a variation of the spindle-grille, but all Lexus' spindle-grilles are different and it wont look exactly like the RX-grille, like this crap-rendering imagines.
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      LexusNN
    • November 1, 2012
    Also, the ct an GS spindles look completely different, the ct is the most toned down because it was the first
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    Carmaker1
  • November 1, 2012
The new Lexus CUV will be named the Lexus NX and like the rest of them will likely have a hybrid variant called the NX300h and a turbocharged version, the NX200t. I'd guess a year from now lots of information will be available and sales will start in 2014.
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    NX hey? Not bad a name. I have the exact same vision as you, just not the same letter.
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    enthusiast88
  • November 1, 2012
That is a very nice rendering and I think it looks great. Then the larger RX with 3rd row seats could have a more bold look; something like a mix of RX and GX, along the lines of the new MB GL.
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    BlackDynamiteOnline
  • November 1, 2012
I'd be very surprised if this affects future RX pricing and market position This should be $35k-45k. The RX is tearing up the market right where it is, so it shouldn't move an inch. They need a larger crossover above it to fight the Benz GL Drop the GX, or turn it into a crossover, which they should've done two years ago..... BD
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    Corradomr2
  • November 5, 2012
I'll take Car Maker's rendition any day, over this (bad) photochop:  (It's actually disturbing IMO) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyS6CaVf2vY&list=UUNPA_KrM6G5UwdOKkWpXBrw&index=1&feature=plcp

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