Lexus unveiled the all-new RX at the New York Auto Show last week, and the redesigned crossover hits showrooms in 2016. The RX luxury crossover is such an integral part of the Lexus lineup that it’s easy to forget it’s only been a part of the family since 1998, when it debuted as a 1999 model. As one of the first true crossover vehicles, the RX was born just as the sport-utility vehicle craze was hitting its stride, and its unibody chassis and car-like ride predicted fairly accurately the future of the SUV.
Considering the RX has always shown a remarkable focus in terms of what it offers, this could be a case of the market adapting to the vehicle, rather than the other way around. How did Lexus pull that off? Let’s take a look back at the previous three generations of the RX.
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If you’ve been following us lately, you probably noticed our new focus on comparisons. They helped us conclude the new Focus RS is a better alternative to the Golf R, and that the Porsche Boxster has the upper hand over the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Also, comparing the Focus RS and the 2015 Mustang made us realize Ford is brave enough to let use choose between two fantastic and highly desirable performance cars. If you enjoyed those, than be prepared for more, but until we roll out our next comparo, we will take a closer look at the 2016 Nissan Maxima and 2016 Lexus RX.
Confused? Than let me say that this isn’t a regular comparison. That would be impossible since the two come in different shapes and sizes, and, more importantly, compete in completely different segments. So what do the Maxima and the RX have in common, you may ask? Well, besides being made by Japanese manufacturers, these new models share a common design feature, which seems rather awkward with both cars having been introduced at the New York Auto Show. Keep reading to find out more about it.
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