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Poll: What Should be the First Lexus F Brand Crossover/SUV?

Lexus First F Crossover

At the Lexus UX launch in Stockholm earlier this month, chief engineer Chika Kako admitted that a high-performance variant of the new sub-compact crossover was not under consideration. While this could be some form of future-product chess move, the question remains: Which Lexus SUV/crossover will be the first to wear the F brand badge?

Fundamentally, this is an exercise that requires some imagination — both the NX and RX use platforms that could not support the driving dynamics of a F brand model, whereas the GX and LX are at the stage in their lifecycles when the old-age pensions start to kick in. Outside of the UX, any F brand crossover would need to be a next-generation model.

There’s an argument for each — the RX is the best selling vehicle in the USA and would have mass-appeal, the NX is a global powerhouse, and a GX F or LX F would just be plain bad-ass. And all of this is discounting the elephant in the room, that being a rear-wheel drive flagship crossover based on the beautiful LF-1 Limitless concept.

Let’s get to it, shall we — cast your vote here and make your argument in the forums! The top model will be announced next week.

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The GX and LX would be badass in the F variant, but it would loose on on utility: "off-road", but not many people drive luxurious SUVs offroad do they? I could be wrong. Those who do offroad usually change the suspension and tires and front bumper for a wench option that I've seen on a few select models in the Atlanta territory.

I think the RX F variant would hit a sweet spot because it is so popular and as a daily driver, which a majority of our RXs are for. This could compete with LandRover Sport or the Jeep Cherokee SRT variants, X5 M sport (whatever), etc. I think it would be awesome to have AWD V8 or V6-TT. But first...LEXUS IS F, please.
FearTheYu
But first...LEXUS IS F, please.
YES. Lexus needs to be bring back the IS-F, I'm getting sick of the overhyped m3/m4.
Does anyone have a rough idea when the production version of the LF-1 will debut?
carguy420
Does anyone have a rough idea when the production version of the LF-1 will debut?
Per information previously posted here by Carmaker1, about 2 years from now (Fall 2020, for Model Year 2021).
Joaquin Ruhi
Per information previously posted here by Carmaker1, about 2 years from now (Fall 2020, for Model Year 2021).
It can't come soon enough. In my opinion Lexus is a little like Apple in the sense that they don't always release the latest technology or be the first to enter a certain segment (or create one) but they take their time for a better (more reliable) execution. I personally think Lexus takes too long, hopefully reliability more than makes up for the extra time they take, but its probably just later decision making or being too conservative when it comes to segment or tech innovation.

I guess some could make the same argument for Carplay. Not necessarily important for me but it appears to be a common thing Lexus (potential) owners complain about.
I've pushed the NX and RX as hard as one can and while I would love to see a F model, I would hope its the next generation. Barring some miracle of engineering they simply are not ready for that type of life.

If anyone has driven a X5 Sport let alone a X5 M or Cayenne GTS/Turbo etc they drive like cars and don't give you the feeling of being awkward in truly sporting driving. So for me the all new LQ or whatever hopefully would signal the first F Lexus SUV.. a true rethink on things...

And I have yet to touch it but every review and every person I've talked to says the Alfa Stelvio is a blast to drive.

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