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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.
 
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There is no question that the Lexus SUV is a great car. For many reasons other than its design, I would have bought it. After all, reliability and ride enjoyment trump the appearance of a front grill.
 

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Update of RX U.S. sales:

1RX

1999 - 90,338
2000 - 89,864
2001 - 77,426
2002 - 72,963
2003 - 92,366
2RX
2004 - 106,531
2005 - 108,775
2006 - 108,348
2007 - 103,340
2008 - 84,181
2009 - 93,379
3RX
2010 - 95,790
2011 - 82,595
2012 - 95,381
2013 - 103,920
2014 - 107,490
2015 - 100,610
4RX
2016 - 109,435
2017 - 108,307
2018 - 111,641
2019 - 111,036
2020 - 101,059
2021 - 115,320
2022 - 26,795 YTD as of - January thru March 2022, Projected 114,000
Total = 2,296,890

The RX is very successful, and the 5th generation is coming very soon. The V6 engine and 3 row will go away sadly however we'll get a few hybrid versions, I4 turbo and a plug-in hybrid as well.
 
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Update of RX U.S. sales:

1RX

1999 - 90,338
2000 - 89,864
2001 - 77,426
2002 - 72,963
2003 - 92,366
2RX
2004 - 106,531
2005 - 108,775
2006 - 108,348
2007 - 103,340
2008 - 84,181
2009 - 93,379
3RX
2010 - 95,790
2011 - 82,595
2012 - 95,381
2013 - 103,920
2014 - 107,490
2015 - 100,610
4RX
2016 - 109,435
2017 - 108,307
2018 - 111,641
2019 - 111,036
2020 - 101,059
2021 - 115,320
2022 - 53,769 YTD as of - January thru June 2022, My Projection 114,000
5RX
2023 - 115,000 My Projection
Total = 2,323,864

The RX is very successful, and the 5th generation is coming very soon (end of 2022). The V6 engine and 3 row will go away sadly however we'll get a few hybrid versions, I4 turbo and a plug-in hybrid as well.
 

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I have to differ respectively. I do think that the RX is poised to grow further as they are offering more models and appealing to more price groups.
 

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I have to differ respectively. I do think that the RX is poised to grow further as they are offering more models and appealing to more price groups.
I think you are correct. My projection is on the conservative side. The 5RX will have 4 variants, RX 350, RX 350h, RX 450h+ and RX 500h and varying price points. The masses won't care that the V6 is gone and the RX 500h should appease the enthusiasts. Lexus should be able to increase their market share with the 5RX and maybe taking away NX would be buyers. GX buyers are different and I believe the 3GX will be a slight departure from the current GX? Maybe I should increase my 2023 RX projection to 116,000? If so Lexus would have the highest selling vehicle ever of all time.
 

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We should see what the projections are quite soon I believe. Side note, although the RX and NX are at the same plant, the RX has been less effected by the shortages then the NX.