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#27 of 56 Cadillac Escalade
Mar 19, 2005 (8:03 pm)
If Rap Artists didn't put them in every Music Video they produced, and if basketball players stopped buying them in droves and "pimping" them out with spinners and outrageously large rims, the Escalade would probably be like any other GM vehicle- a ho-hum rebadged truck with extra features and carrying huge incentives.
Mar 20, 2005 (12:10 pm)
Even as it is.... I think that Escalades are worse than the competition. A Navigator is more luxurious and bigger on the inside, a Range Rover has a lot more panache and really good off roading credentials, the LX470 is also not a bad off roader and is a very sturdy machine. And the QX56 looks funny....
If I was a rappa (hey stop laughing) I would pick a navigata ova an escalade.
Mar 29, 2005 (2:50 pm)
Lexus definitely needs to redesign their flagship SUV on the outside. The current look has been around since like 1998. Lexus needs to do a better job of differentiating the LX470 from ordinary Land Cruisers. Otherwise, why pay extra? The interior of the current LX is perfect the way it is. For the redesign, Lexus should bring in a new engine with 300+ horsepower so that it can really run with the Navigator, Escalade, QX56 and Range Rover. Towing capacity should be bumped from 5000 lbs to 8000+ lbs. Lexus should also make bigger third row seats like all it's competitors.
However, the one thing I want to see Lexus do most is give the VX/LX styling that is it's own not derived from another vehicle.
#30 of 56 Re: Escalade [chris65amg]
Mar 29, 2005 (4:59 pm)
If I were a rap artist I'd go for either the LX470 or the Range Rover.
#31 of 56 Re: LX470 sucessor [lexusrocks]
Mar 29, 2005 (11:18 pm)
The LX/Land is probably discontinued, as the 4-runner/GX are still truck based and called the Land Cruiser Prado overseas.
The new LX will have a much bigger and more powerful engine, Toyota is not fooling around with the trucks/tundra again.
It will be Sequioa based.
Mar 30, 2005 (3:34 am)
I don't think Toyota will kill the Land Cruiser. The name has too much history, even in the US and it's still a good seller. I can see maybe Toyota using a shortened Sequioa frame for the Land Cruiser and Lexus LX.
#33 of 56 Better seats needed in LX
Apr 04, 2005 (7:01 pm)
I hope the new LX will have full sized seats. There is no reason the top vehicle from Lexus should have seats that pale in comparison to those of a Mercedes S class and BMW 7 series. Why not adjustable cushion depth, power ventilation, etc.? The LX is a perfect vehicle in nearly every way, except that the seats were designed for midgets.
Apr 05, 2005 (8:50 am)
BTW, this "FJ Cruiser 4X4" is probably the eventual "back-to-basics" heir apparent to the Land Cruiser name.
I'd rather they build a Supra, and Toyota Execs have pretty much said the money that COULD'VE went to a future Supra-successor has gone to Toyota's 6TH SUV.
I see the end of the Mega-Cruiser coming in 2007.
Apr 05, 2005 (5:00 pm)
The FJ is way lower on the price scale than the Land Cruiser. Besides, the Land Cruiser has quite a reputation. It's also a lot more versatile than a lot of the competition in the 50k SUV segment. Ever thought about taking an Escalade off-road? Navigator? Me neither.
#36 of 56 Ready for the new LX, VX, or JX
Apr 07, 2005 (1:51 pm)
I've been waiting patiently for word on when (or if) the LX is going to be redesigned. I for one would LOVE to see Lexus produce a true Full Size Luxury SUV. It seems like Lexus is going for bold new designs, as we see with the new GS and IS. Also Lexus says the Concept Car - (LF-A) represents a new design direction for all of their cars and SUVs. Imagine a bold, new, full size SUV from Lexus!!! I'm just hoping that they don't price it to far over 70K. I'm looking all over the web for any specific news about the new Full Size SUV... Can anyone point me to anything out there???