It’s not news that Lexus has been going through a rebirth, and 2015 finds the company charging headlong into battle with the Germany’s performance icons. Keen to continue its recent inroads, the company is preparing and onslaught of new things to come during the next year—it’s a good time to be a Lexus fan.
The Lexus RX has been a segment giant and a best-seller for Lexus since its introduction—but the mid-size luxury crossover has been overdue for a major refresh. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait much longer for it.
You don’t have to look further than the Lexus December sales report to see that the RX is still a force to be reckoned with in the mid-size luxury crossover market. Now that the introduction of the NX complete, Lexus designers have been busy putting the finishing touches on the next generation of the mid-size luxury crossover leader.
December was more than merry for Lexus. Its venerable RX sold more than 13,500 last month, putting the segment leader at over 100k for the year, and IS model sales were up nearly 50% over 2013.
The whole idea of a crossover is to have the utility and right height of an SUV with the handling of car. With a coupe, you lose the utility part of that equation. So, will Lexus ever build this?