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#41 of 284 Re: 2010 RX [cfw1]
Mar 11, 2008 (11:08 pm)
Attached, below, is a link to the concept representation of the redesigned RX for 2010. The page is varied which includes, amongst other links, a YouTube video of the alleged new Rex. The vehicle is entitled the Lexus LF-XH, which resembles the 2010 Lexus RX 350 photo illustration at the Edmunds.com website. Apparently, the redesigned Lexus RX was introduced at the 2007 Toyota Auto Show, but was not introduced as the redesigned RX for 2010. Unless otherwise indicated, it appears that the LF-XH "is" the new version of the 2010 Rex, which will be introduced in the spring of '09. It is a radical redesign of the Rex, which I happen to appreciate, save for the front. It doesn't fit the rest of the body and the interior front dash on the driver's side is changed to a rather simplistic, less imaginative design.
I like the body of the car w/a slight tweak to the front and driver side interior. It needs to be reconsidered before being introduced to the public for retail. The dash has been contracted to the centerfold w/an elimination of the armrest. Upon reconsideration, as mentioned, and w/slight modifications to the front, hopefully this version of the redesigned RX will be a go for '09. Love the design.
#42 of 284 Re: RX Redesign in 2008 or 2009??? [cfw1]
Mar 14, 2008 (5:02 pm)
Hey, they just stopped production of the 2008's completely. If you want a good deal, find a 2008. The dealerships are given $2000 cash back and can work with you! Don't wait till the end of the month, there is no difference. Newport Beach Lexus has been great to me, I'd go there! Try their internet dept. 949-477-7181
Mar 31, 2008 (12:08 pm)
after reading some posts it seems every1 is telling the new rx is at least a year away.
#45 of 284 Re: 2010 RX Re-design? [mbzfan06]
Apr 02, 2008 (7:29 am)
No, the Venza will NOT be the basis for the new RX series. But it might very well become the basis for an entirely NEW Lexus HSD model. Note that it is available with a 2.7L I4 as the base engine.
Toyota now has two HSD vehicles optimized for FE rather than being performance oriented, the Prius and the Camry.
Lexus needs, DESPARATELY needs, an FE optimized product. The Venza with the 2,7L I4 might very well become the basis for the RX225h.
#46 of 284 Re: 2010 RX Re-design? [wwest]
Apr 03, 2008 (12:45 pm)
Why does Lexus "desperately need and FE optimized product"? Most Lexus buyers are happy if their car gets better mileage than a Mercedes without a tremendous drop-off in performance. Do you notice that Lexus does not offer a car with a 4-cylinder engine other than the IS, they don't sell the ES with one because they know that people do not equate luxury with I4's.
Lexus knows that their clientele care more about prestige than practicality, they leave that to Toyota. As a matter of fact, no luxury car maker will sacrifice performance to "optimize" FE. They will sacrifice some performance/power to increase FE but that is as far as they will go. Look at Lexus' hybrid offerings, the GS450 gets 22/25, the 350 gets 19/27, the LS600h gets 20/22 and the 460L gets 16/24. These cars are made to make the buyer feel a little better/less guilty about themselves not to make a real difference to the environment or to save money on gas.
Face it, in the luxury game horsepower sells, not MPG. Thats why diesels are becoming more popular, the new technology doesn't sacrifice too much power, if any, and increases FE by 20-25%, which is enough for the luxury buyer.
#47 of 284 Re: 2010 RX Re-design? [docrw]
Apr 05, 2008 (8:00 am)
You forget that many affluent folks got that way by pinching pennies, being careful of purchasing things that inordinately raised the level at which those pennies evaporated from sight.
And you should see the number of company owned Prius HSDs scooting around the Redmond/Bellevue Microsoft Campus almost any workday.
In any case IMMHO the RX400h "over-performs" beyond what those of us purchasing really desire or need. 0-60 times in the range of the regular RX350, or even my AWD RX300, would have been perfectly fine.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but with the affluent crowd also comes a (slightly??) higher level of knowledge, book-learning. Doesn't that put an inordinant number of them in the "save the earth" purchasing venue..??
#48 of 284 WIll this be the new rx
Apr 28, 2008 (7:48 pm)
Will the lexus concept LF -XH will be the new lexus RX ?
Any possibilities? its looks too much of a concept and few more years away.
#49 of 284 2010 RX Assumptions!!!!
May 28, 2008 (9:59 am)
Same engine as IS350 w/6 speed auto
Opt 3rd row seats
Push Button start
Same wheel base as Highlander
Top of the line might get opt Lexus Link
Better arm rests
Dual panel moonroof as option
XM w/Nav Traffic as option
Std info display w/back up camera
Jul 12, 2008 (9:37 pm)
Yes there is going to be a total redesign for 2010. No it does not look exactly like any of the links given a few are close. No the new Rx will not look like the Venza witch should be going into production next year at Indiana I believe. I have seen and painted trial bodies for the new 2010 Rx and have had very quick glances at the completed truck (shipped from Japan) at the Lexus plant where the Rx is made in Cambridge Ont. Canada