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Lexus' "Tough-Looking" RX Concept

Lexus' "Tough-Looking" RX Concept

Makuhari Messe, Japan

Sometimes, when appropriate, and they are trying to achieve a certain muscular look, Japanese stylists like to say that their designs make a vehicle look "mighty". While we agree that what they've done with this next-generation RX concept indeed adds that bit of "muscle" to the crossover, we also must ask: Why? We think Dodge's Magnum station wagon has the "look" which the Lexus engineers were shooting for ... In a crossover like this RX, the styling makes the car look more like the box the Magnum comes in than anything Americans would want to buy ...

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