I love the Lexus brand and all the quality that goes with Toyota engineering. Maybe it's my Teutonic genes, but rule number one for luxury cars should be understated elegance. It isn't just the pronounced proboscis (as W C Fields would say) but all the overworked lines on the exterior. And it's true for most modern auto design these days. Lexus isn't just an ordinary car though. Ten years ago the Lexus line up was really easy to look at. A trip to Porsche Design wouldn't hurt.