Honestly we can go back to 1996. When Toyota/Lexus offered a LX as a rebadge sales were phenomenal. People instantly were willing to pay for the LX. It passed the Range Rover in sales overnight. No clearer example of badge power since they were identical. This also meant going forward the LC would have to move upmarket,
Today a Lc is a 80k vehicle. The number one thing people complain to me about is no air suspension like the LX. You might as well just get a LX.
I would love the LC to come back smaller and more of a nimble off roared.Ford did a great job doing that with the Bronco.
The funny thing is the LC is also available with AHC in the Middle East , Russia and Japan .