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HPX was great, too bad that car did not come from Lexus but from Infiniti first.

Yeah but now the FX is going to be FWD going forward. If anything seems the Germans found success with that formula. I really wish they would stuck it out with the FX and figured it out. Its one of my favorite SUVs.
 

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Yeah but now the FX is going to be FWD going forward. If anything seems the Germans found success with that formula. I really wish they would stuck it out with the FX and figured it out. Its one of my favorite SUVs.

I do not understand how they could make it (QX50) FWD, because if not it is good looking in and out. A pity.
 

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Returning to the LF-1 Limitless, the full 2018 Detroit Auto Show press conference schedule has finally been published. With a handful of exceptions and off-site unveilings, the vast majority of the reveals will take place on Monday 15 January. Lexus, in fact will host the very first carmaker press conference that day, starting at 8:35 AM Eastern Time.

https://naias.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/18-PressConference12-18.pdf
 

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A New Look at the Upcoming Lexus LF-1 Crossover Concept

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Here's the full animation, reposted from the front page:

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I think its going to be some kind of flagship due to the kind of Hybrid power train it would use (Solid state battery, Full EV...). Lets Just say it might be the flagship for Lexus EV line up.
 

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If it takes 5 years for Lexus to bring a car, the LF-1 better be electric, or it will be the only premium brand to not have any BEV in its lineup for 3 years, given that Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Jaguar will have one in 2020, 2023 being 5 years from now.
 
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I think Lexus realizes they are missing out on the sporty SUV market. No matter if its a "4 door SUV coupe" or a Cayenne/X5 type. I can only hope this is RWD based with AWD from the LS/LC.

In Miami in particular the GLE Coupe is everywhere. Even when I was in Atlanta recently I was shocked at how many I saw. It is a huge huge hit. It is a topic of conversation all the time here and with other people. Oddly the X6 isn't even though it started the genre but it is older.

The new Cayenne will sell but looks very similar to the old one. From Japan (I guess technically America) the Acura ZDX was a disaster and for whatever reasons the FX/QX70 is barely limping along. The FX could be credited with creating the 4 door SUV segment but Infiniti didn't market it as such. Credit the Germans here for creating that terminology.

My hope is Lexus doesn't stop at one and brings two sporty RWD SUV coupes. Hopefully the LF-1 would preview a possible GF-1 (though no idea whats going on with the GS or GX lol).
 

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I think Lexus realizes they are missing out on the sporty SUV market. No matter if its a "4 door SUV coupe" or a Cayenne/X5 type. I can only hope this is RWD based with AWD from the LS/LC.

In Miami in particular the GLE Coupe is everywhere. Even when I was in Atlanta recently I was shocked at how many I saw. It is a huge huge hit. It is a topic of conversation all the time here and with other people. Oddly the X6 isn't even though it started the genre but it is older.

The new Cayenne will sell but looks very similar to the old one. From Japan (I guess technically America) the Acura ZDX was a disaster and for whatever reasons the FX/QX70 is barely limping along. The FX could be credited with creating the 4 door SUV segment but Infiniti didn't market it as such. Credit the Germans here for creating that terminology.

My hope is Lexus doesn't stop at one and brings two sporty RWD SUV coupes. Hopefully the LF-1 would preview a possible GF-1 (though no idea whats going on with the GS or GX lol).

I can follow you completely. The same story, but in a different segment, is the UX. Hopefully it will not take so long for the LF-1 and certainly also for the GS successor because it is coming. They have to take a step up at Lexus ....
 

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I think Lexus realizes they are missing out on the sporty SUV market. No matter if its a "4 door SUV coupe" or a Cayenne/X5 type. I can only hope this is RWD based with AWD from the LS/LC.

In Miami in particular the GLE Coupe is everywhere. Even when I was in Atlanta recently I was shocked at how many I saw. It is a huge huge hit. It is a topic of conversation all the time here and with other people. Oddly the X6 isn't even though it started the genre but it is older.

The new Cayenne will sell but looks very similar to the old one. From Japan (I guess technically America) the Acura ZDX was a disaster and for whatever reasons the FX/QX70 is barely limping along. The FX could be credited with creating the 4 door SUV segment but Infiniti didn't market it as such. Credit the Germans here for creating that terminology.

My hope is Lexus doesn't stop at one and brings two sporty RWD SUV coupes. Hopefully the LF-1 would preview a possible GF-1 (though no idea whats going on with the GS or GX lol).

The Cayenne 'Coupe' is also in the plan, based on the idea of what will be the Audi Q8 (Q7 'Coupe'), which is first known as the Lamboghini Urus. However, it is possible that the Cayenne 'Coupe' will be electric, the Porsche version of the e-Tron Sportback/Allroad/Quattro or whatever its name. Quite glad Lexus Crossover indicates a flagship model, much needed besides the GX and LX.
 

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So , if this formula can fail in a lot of automakers as you said yourselves Acura , Infiniti & BMW why we are sure it will succeed in Lexus ? Hence we also will have Audi and Lamborghini with the same exact design language