EuropeLexus RX: Fourth Generation

Three Row Lexus RX Gets Second Teaser Image

Lexus RX 450hL Badge

In a press release for the upcoming long wheelbase RX crossover, Lexus Europe has published a teaser image of their own. This is notable because, unlike the image released earlier today, this one is completely undisguised.

Taking a closer look at the badge, the added L looks completely digital, without any of the curvature of the other digits:

Lexus RX 450hL Digital

This would seem to confirm the three-row RX will not introduce a style update to the crossover, as the tail light is absolutely identical to the existing model:

Lexus RX 450h 2016 model taillight

The RXL will be revealed at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2017 at 10:00am PST. More coverage soon!

Comments
spwolf
Nissan has certainly not abandoned Infiniti, but they cant wave a magic wand to introduce 10 new models they need...
Infiniti hasn't had a flagship since the Q45. Bring back the original naming structure.

Q45 = LS
M45 = GS
G37 = IS
I35 = ES
Trexus
Infiniti hasn't had a flagship since the Q45. Bring back the original naming structure.

Q45 = LS
M45 = GS
G37 = IS
I35 = ES

The last-generation Q45 didn't sell in the U.S., though. Just sat in the showrooms. They couldn't give it away, even with 10K or more discounts.
Infiniti is getting better in my opinion and (seems like) it isn't that much of a rebadged Nissan with a couple more features anymore. Acura however, is pretty disappointing and Honda seems to have put little effort into their Acura models. One thing that would help both these companies would be to become a worldwide manufacturer instead of just in North America (that's what I'm aware of) and being sold with the Nissan/Honda badge elsewhere. This would help the brands differentiate more and make them higher priorities for their parent companies. After all, it's working for Toyota.
Trexus
Infiniti hasn't had a flagship since the Q45. Bring back the original naming structure.

Q45 = LS
M45 = GS
G37 = IS
I35 = ES
Infiniti made the mistake of letting its second-in-line creep into the flagship so today's Q70 ended up in no-man's land. They wanted the M to be more competitive but ended up making it too big and powerful that eventually dethroned the Q. It's like Mercedes saying "screw the S-class let's just make a really big E-class LWB". Although to be fair, the main problem has always been that the Q45 didn't achieve the level of success LS enjoyed.
Joaquin Ruhi
Autoweek's rendering of what the RX L could look like:

Honestly, I don't mind it. The front overhang is the only real fault I see with the RX design, so bulking up the rear to match is almost unnoticeable.

This rendering is great, and proves the RX L is going to be a home run for Lexus.
krew
Honestly, I don't mind it. The front overhang is the only real fault I see with the RX design, so bulking up the rear to match is almost unnoticeable.

This rendering is great, and proves the RX L is going to be a home run for Lexus.
Agreed, the larger rear overhang balances out the design really nicely.
krew [​IMG]

Autoweek takes a guess at the seven-seat crossover.
View the original article post
T
It's weird to see the gas door on the driver's side :confused:

Overall, I think the rendering looks good. This whole process won't be a simple feat, but the overall flow of the vehicle looks to have ultimately stayed the same.
ThePenguin
It's weird to see the gas door on the driver's side :confused:
Depends on whether you consider the "driver's side" the left or the right (not sure where you're from).

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I immediately picked up on the discrepancy in the fuel filler on the 2 left side shots (present in the RX L, absent in the RX) used in Krew's article. It seems to me that the fuel filler door is on the left side of the RX, regardless of market. I've been through the galleries on Lexus' official U.S. (LHD), Japan, UK and Australia sites (all RHD), and each and every photo has the 4RX fuel filler on the left side. It seems that the RX shot Krew selected above was originally facing right but was flopped to face left via Photoshop (thus explaining the missing fuel filler door).

The other noteworthy take from the two illustrations is how a beefier, wider rear fender flare in the RX L (especially on the top and rear/trailing edge) cleverly helps mask the RX L's longer rear overhang.

My final comment: if the rearmost side window in the RX L (between the C and D pillars) is that shallow in the production RX L, the poor 3rd-row passengers will be subject to some major claustrophobia...
Joaquin Ruhi
It seems that the RX shot Krew selected above was originally facing right but was flopped to face left via Photoshop (thus explaining the missing fuel filler door).

The other noteworthy take from the two illustrations is how a beefier, wider rear fender flare in the RX L (especially on the top and rear/trailing edge) cleverly helps mask the RX L's longer rear overhang.
I can't get away with anything! :eek:

Yeah, I flipped the image because I wanted it identical to the rendering. Good eye! :praise:
krew
I can't get away with anything! :eek:

Yeah, I flipped the image because I wanted it identical to the rendering. Good eye! :praise:
LOL! :joy:
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  • Joe
    Joe
  • November 22, 2017
krew
krew [​IMG]


Autoweek's effort is a nice try, and the sizes of front and rear overhang are a nice match, indeed.
But if you look at the real camouflated stuff on the above picture, it seems to me that the line above the rear wheel arch keeps the same shape as on the 5 seater and the back door's window is more vertical than on Autoweek's try-out (where the angle looks the same as on the 5-seater).

J
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