There’s no arguing with quite how important the RX is to Lexus. The company credits it with kickstarting the “midsize luxury crossover segment” – that’s fancy SUV to you and I – back in 1998, and since then over 1.2m have been sold. You could forgive Lexus for playing it safe, then, when it comes to refreshing the best-selling model in its line-up.
That could mean toning down the controversial L-Finesse design language, perhaps, which has proved divisive on the IS and NX. Some new wheels, a couple of fresh paint colors, and maybe a diluted version of the company snout would all have been the easier approach.
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