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Old 02-20-13, 09:40 PM   #106
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I know Lexus is just trying to keep up with the massive array of mix matched offerings and sizes of cars from the other premium makes, but damn.......To me the RX is small enough as it is! How small do you want your car/suv to be?! Sheesh, wouldn't having such a small SUV be a nuisance instead of utilitarian ? I've been in compact cars before ie miatas and mr2s, but those cars are purpose built for track use or as Sunday cars to zip around in. A smaller SUV wouldn't even be a Sport Utility Vehicle anymore, SNRAL Sport No Room At All Vehicle. LoL
uh depends on the person and their needs.. A Rav4 sized NX would be much more maneuverable in the city, and is a must for the brand.

And to be fair SUV is a term thrown around like Kleenex when people mean tissue. Most utes these days are unibody CUVs and not the body on frame SUVs that erupted in the 80s and 90s
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I know Lexus is just trying to keep up with the massive array of mix matched offerings and sizes of cars from the other premium makes, but damn.......To me the RX is small enough as it is! How small do you want your car/suv to be?! Sheesh, wouldn't having such a small SUV be a nuisance instead of utilitarian ? I've been in compact cars before ie miatas and mr2s, but those cars are purpose built for track use or as Sunday cars to zip around in. A smaller SUV wouldn't even be a Sport Utility Vehicle anymore, SNRAL Sport No Room At All Vehicle. LoL
well on the other side, RX is pretty big for Europe and rest of the world... they need small SUV there right now, since for us it is not small but correct sized :-).

That Buick is way smaller and it is based on small car platform, such as Yaris.

NX will be considered as mid to large SUV in Europe :-)
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A render from the most reliable one, the Japan's Best Car Magazine.



Scanned from Thai version of the magazine.

It is reported to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this year, 2013.
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well I hope it looks like that :-)

they basically shrunk the RX.... We all know its coming, for instance in Europe, new Rav4 didnt get too many luxuries probably to make spaces for Lexus.
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A render from the most reliable one, the Japan's Best Car Magazine.
That looks decent, save for those ****ty rims.

That blue G Coupe below it looks hot, as well.
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looks v. promising!
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Old 02-24-13, 01:05 PM   #112
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does the article say anything about engines, power, mpg?
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That looks decent, save for those ****ty rims.
Those rims are from the HS 250h.
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A render from the most reliable one, the Japan's Best Car Magazine.



Scanned from Thai version of the magazine.

It is reported to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this year, 2013.
Can you get us better photos?
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The Encore is not a luxury vehicle, its way to small and way to cheap with a gutless engine for a SUV. Heck the CT hybrid makes 138hp.
I disagree on the interior. In Buick trim, IMO, it is quite luxurious, and has both the Quiet Tuning and Active Noise Cancellation. But, not having driven one (yet), I will agree on the engine....at least on paper. 1.4 liters, even with a turbo, is not very impressive for a Buick-badged product, although the same vehicle, in decontented form, is sold in Europe as the Chevy Trax and Vauxhall Mokka.
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Quiet Tuning and Active Noise Cancellation.
Two marketing gimmicky names. Buick is touting Active Noise Cancellation, something that even Honda/Acura used 8 years ago when the last gen RL debuted.
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Old 03-06-13, 05:01 PM   #117
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Enjoying my 2012 RX-350,but would rather have a crossover from Lexus sized like the new Subie Forester,and with better fuel economy . I'm usually in my RX by myself,maybe twice a month with my Wife and Teens.
We use my Son's 4cyl Camry for the long road trips(Over 30 MPG's is a nice benefit) .

A little more ground clearance than our current AWD's would be nice as well in the possible future new crossover.
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I think it would be a great me too kind of vehicle for Lexus as long as they burry any relation to the RAV4.
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Two marketing gimmicky names. Buick is touting Active Noise Cancellation, something that even Honda/Acura used 8 years ago when the last gen RL debuted.
It may or may not be the exact same systems. Today's electronic technology is moving so fast that different systems can be programmed an almost infinite different number of ways. I agree, though, that we are flooded today in automotive slogan-gimmicks......"Zoom-Zoom", SkyActiv, MyTouch, SYNC, CUE, MMI, I-Drive, Pursuit of Perfection, Ultimate Driving Machine, etc.....

No matter what you call it, though, Buick's sound-insulation does work, especially on the Verano....I know, I own one. At the risk of using, yes, still another gimmick-name (an old one from Hyundai)......"Driving is Believing".

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I think it would be a great me too kind of vehicle for Lexus as long as they burry any relation to the RAV4.
Why not an RAV-4 Platform? What else would Lexus use? It is no secret, for example, that the RX comes from the Highlander/Camry platform, the GX from the 4Runner/Prado platform, and the RX from the Land Cruiser.
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