Nothing concrete except the photoshopped exterior maybe on youtube. Anything "Sport" usually implies a suspension and wheel upgrade (above and beyond the available package), interior accents, usually a sound system upgrade, some extra plastic trim on the outside, and "Sport" or "F" badging. All this neat-o-mosquito stuff commands a premium.
Manufacturers stagger their model releases - makes for better sales. It's possible the new one will be out in a couple months since I believe that's around the time they have been updating that line. The 2012 RX was only released in the late Fall of 2011 and the ct200h hit early Summer. The new GS is slated for the end of this month according to the debut invitation I got from my dealer.
> The 2012 RX was only released in the late Fall of 2011
Good info, thx.... so based on this, it would make sense the 13 RX would be closer to mid to late summer release, surely not a spring release, as the 12 would have too short of a "sell cycle"... would you agree with this assessment?
Also, I priced out a loaded RX350, about $60k... what is typical buy price?
I heard the new GX being released in a month will a 14, not a 13.... ?
I also read somewhere on the web the RX 13 will have a 7 speed trannie. That will prob. improve fuel economy a bit. Has anyone else heard this? Benz seems to have perfected this, and its incredibly smooth
I'd be surprised if Lexus, released an F-sport edition. The RX isn't supposed to be sporty. I would love to own an F-sport but I don't think that's Lexus's main goal. As of now, I think they are trying to prove that they are on the right path with the re-designs, especially after all of the media coverage Toyota has been experiencing the past few years.
Why not an F-sport RX? Lexus had the performance package on the 2nd gen and now has the sport package on the 3rd gen which is basically a stripped down version of the PP. I'd love to have more features than a different suspension and special tires on the 450h. Air suspension not so much. I didn't use it on my 330 with PP.
Lexus is always accused of building sloppy feeling vehicles compared to MB and BMW, so there is a market for a better handling vehicle. The RX is not very engaging from a driving standpoint but it suits the vast majority of owners, but there is a market for a tighter handling, more controlled ride and Lexus can't afford to give up on that market. They lost the crown of best selling luxury brand in the US last year so they can't afford to sit by as MB, BMW and Audi start to encroach on their core market.
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Uhh, I don't think we're considered 'entry' level as far as either model of the RX goes. We're in the same class as Cadillac and Lincoln and outselling both of those by very large margins. Same with BMW and M/B. I'd consider the RX as the pinnical of the mid-size lux SUV market.
Originally Posted by DunWkg
I'm leaning towards jtrue's side of the fence in this discussion. I'm not sure, but is the sport package available any more or was it discontinued in 2011? Perhaps indicating a lack of interest.
Do you proponents see the "F" in both the 350 and 450? A fully loaded 450 and then "F" might be too expensive for most folks buying an entry level luxury car.