According to the ever-reliable Auto Express, Lexus
is planning to rival the likes of the Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes GLK, BMW X3
, and Audi Q5
with an entry-level crossover. Toyota
's luxury arm has been reveling in the success of the RX range, especially in the US. Nonetheless, Andy Pfeiffenberger, vice president of Lexus Europe, is keen to concentrate on the class below. "We have been very slow to come to the market with a downsized SUV," he told the magazine.