So the LX and Landcruiser have shared platforms over the year but I've always wondered why Toyota/Lexus never released a stretched version of the trucks like an Escalade ESV or Yukon XL, etc? I know the trucks currently seat 8 people but the 3rd row is a little tight except for little kids. Also, if you have the 3rd row up, then the trunk space is all but gone. For example, with the Escalade ESV, with the extended version, the seats in the 3rd row are laid out just a little better than the 3rd row in the shorter truck version so it's a little more comfortable. And the trunk space in the stretched version is way more than the normal version.
Of course, the Escalade is not sold in other countries where it's seriously taken off road. I know that it's mainly a US vehicle that roams the crazy parking lots of many upscale malls whereas the Landcruiser/LX570 is primarily the same in the US but it's also sold in many foreign countries where it really is used off-road and having a stretched version is not really the best for off-road maneuvering. Even so, I think Toyota/Lexus would sell more of these vehicles if they did develop a stretched version. Maybe call it a Landcruiser XL or LX570 XL. ...Original, I know.
Actually if Toyota made a stretched version, I'd say calling it a Land Bruiser would be more appropriate.
I certainly would love an 8 seater LX570 with the larger trunk area and possible better sitting space with the stretched version. Couple this with the Lexus quality and reliability and I think Lexus would give the Escalade ESV some decent competition.