• Oct 24, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lexus LF-xh concept

The Lexus RX is one of the most successful luxury crossovers of the past decade, with sales doubling or even tripling that of its competition. Remarkably, the RX has achieved its considerable success without a major overhaul, but that will change when the next gen RX is unveiled this November in LA. Details on the new RX have been scarce to this point, but we can be sure that a hybrid version will continue to be available and that a plug-in version is a possibility.

The RX is also expected to grow by around five inches, just like its Highlander sibling, though Lexus will likely use the extra room to improve rear passenger leg room. We've seen spy shots showing more evolutionary styling changes, along with a few cues pulled from the LF-xh concept, with tweaks to the front and rear fascias and a curvier C-Pillar.


[Source: The Car Connection]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow.

      Ugly as sin.

      crazy grille, giant wheel flats on the fenders, small side windows, huge D-pillars, and just generically ugly.

      Congratulations, another overly expensive ugly CUV.

      Nice Job. Bring the Toyota/Subaru coupe... much more interesting that this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's about freakin time
      • 6 Years Ago
      Gosh- I don't think it's bad at all. I'd never drive one, but except for the miserable rear visibility and the squinty rear lights, it looks cohesive and ok. Sort of a blend of iQ, Fusion and RX with some vague Saab 9-4-ness. Certainly vastly better than Volvo's melted looking, wannabe Hyundai, the XC60.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I usually like Lexus designs but this thing is hideous. I guess in design schools it's all about "confusion" and less "cohesion" nowadays.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh god its nasty.

      I wish toyota would go out of business. They harm the US more than they help it.


        • 6 Years Ago
        When will you guys stop feeding the trolls?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Care to enlighten us? That's a pretty severe accusation.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Greg, I'd as well like to hear your reasoning behind your statement.

        Feel free to let us know if it was simply a brain fart.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If I recall my discussion with a Lexus dealership that had had a sneak preview of the new RX, the platform is *not* growing like the Highlander, so that the RX will be more distinct from both the Highlander and GX.

      It's also supposed to be lower and not offer roof racks anymore.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seriously, what happened to automobile design? I'm looking at the Z and at this and wondering when it was decided to go from sleek and sexy to bulky and unwieldy. I don't like anything coming down the pipeline. Cars shouldn't look like they were chiseled out of a block of aluminum, they should look like a thing sheet draped over a frame ready to jump and move.

      But that's just my opinion.

      Yay! let's make a hybrid, but let's put a whole bunch of useless (probably heavy) sheet metal on this that makes it look like.... ugh, I don't even know. This just looks like crap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And now, the latest from Kenworth.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow. That thing fell out of the ugly tree, hit every branch on the way down. And of course, being a Toyota, it'll be about as much fun to operate as a Maytag. Nasty.
        • 6 Years Ago
        toyotas are boring.. yet you criticize their daring design....

        that lexus concept might be a bit over the top, but if they don't step out a bit, they will only continue to be boring (in your eyes..)

        if a design has offended someone (you...) then it is not boring is it? its noteworthy enough for you to speak out against it and for others to praise it. if it were boring we wouldn't be talking much about it...
        • 6 Years Ago
        its funny you say that because of all the large sedans ive driven, the fords and chevys wer far more boring than the toyota. Scions are far more exciting than any other economy cars in that price. Camrys are the most powerful cars in their class, out performing others while getting better gas mileage and costing less. Yeah toyota makes the suspension a little soft sometimes and everyone is being plagued by that darn electric steering now, but toyotas are anything but boring. Just dont compare a camry to something not in its class like a 3 series.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The back is ok, sqint and it's hard to tell there's been any update. However, those front bumper fender corners look really dumb and I'm not feeling the Ford Fusion chrome strip grill.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Folks, the photos are of a design concept that came out a while back. THIS IS NOT WHAT THE 2010 RX350 WILL LOOK LIKE.*

      *The all caps are intentional because I am yelling!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cant Wait!!!

      Love the current one :) Very nice..the new one can only be better!

      Loving Lexus right now...cant wait to see the luxury on this bad boy and sleek looks

      Go Lexus
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