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Old 05-06-15, 04:33 PM   #1
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When I read the words "Lexus flagship," two cars raced directly to the forefront of my crowded mind: the RX and the LS. And they're still kind of racing.

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As much as I love the Lexus RX. The LS has always been the flagship car and it'll remain that way. IMHO, the RX is an entry level Lexus. The LS is an entirely different beast!
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As much as I love the Lexus RX. The LS has always been the flagship car and it'll remain that way. IMHO, the RX is an entry level Lexus. The LS is an entirely different beast!
Agreed that the LS is and always will be the flagship of Lexus.

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Now that we have the NX which now is the entry level CUV. Curious to see when the NX 200t/300h will ever outsell the RX in the future.

On the sedan side the ES was the lone entry level sedan for the longest time. Then the IS came out in 2000 and to this day the IS has never outsold the ES.
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Old 05-06-15, 05:18 PM   #4
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LS is the flagship while the LFA is a halo car that only Lexus fans believe in.

Its too bad Lexus did not make a $400k super luxury Bentley type sedan.
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RX is flagship? No, it's Lexus's bread and butter.
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IMO, a no-brainer.

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Old 05-06-15, 05:54 PM   #7
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The big ole LS has always been the flagship. The RX may be nice, but it's riding on an Avalon/Camry/ES fwd/awd platform.
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Lexus Flagship Sedan = LS600hl

Lexus Flagship SUV = LX570

Lexus Halo Car/Exotic = LFA

Lexus Bread and Butter = RX350

Lexus First Flop = HS250h

Lexus Flagship ECO = CT200h

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Despite my love for and three-time RX owner, hands down, the LS is THE flagship Lexus, period.
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The LS is the only car that can be truly classified as the Flagship model . It was the original and is certainly the ultimate Lexus model ...which is why I drive one !
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LS line of vehicles. 600hL is the top.Difference between halo car and flagship. I had an LS460 and it was an amazing car
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It's 2015 and I still see numerous LS400's on the road that still look and run like new. However, I feel that the LS430 is the GOAT.
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RX a flagship? lololol.

it's a practical refined midsize utility vehicle but it's no flagship.
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Flagship to me signifies the epitome of luxury, materials, and engineering in a mass produced, every day package from which all other models derive options and styling. For Lexus it will always be the LS. Big V8 with RWD and can be packaged into the 6 digits. The RX isn't even the best SUV they have. That honor goes to the LX. The LFA is a singular purpose driven vehicle and is their halo car, but not their flagship.

This is why even with the NSX in it's future, Acura continues without a flagship model and struggles to be taken seriously, same with Infiniti. This is why Caddy is pushing out bigger vehicles with the CT6 and a future flagship model to really compete with the S-class.
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