Lexus wants a second flagship, likely an SUV

Lexus has expressed its intentions of introducing a second flagship model to complement the LS.

Speaking to Reuters, Lexus division general manager Jeff Bracken said the company needs a new flagship and that it doesn’t necessarily have to be a sedan which likely means the range-topping model will take the shape of an SUV. He went on to specify the identity of the vehicle will be disclosed in January, so if we were to read between the lines, a concept previewing the model in question will be shown in Detroit at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

In related news, Jeff Bracken said the number one request from U.S. dealers is a three-row RX which he mentioned will be launched later during the car’s life cycle. Until then, the regular fourth generation RX mid-size luxury SUV is slated to go on sale this fall.

As a reminder, the latest gossip indicates the next generation LS full-size sedan will be introduced late October at the Tokyo Motor Show and will allegedly ride on an all-new platform and could spawn a coupe derivative.

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