Originally Posted by spwolfx
the way it works is toyota studios around the world are invited to send their contenders for the project and the "best" one wins the design... If the product is built for specific market then local studio is more likely to get the job... but RX for instance is best seller for Lexus around the world so it is worldwide thing.
Ah right, makes sense. I wonder how this was the best design. There would have to have been better ones. Im sure someone would have designed something more closer to the LF concept. Why would have tease us with such design then bring out something that looks nuthing alike and more like the previous RX. Someone mentioned earlier in this thread that yeah some manufactures might evolve a design for one generation but not two. Unless they are classic designs (Mustang, MX5). There has never been anything great about the original generation (that i know of). It was as it the design brief was to keep the RX looking the same however give it a more modern/muscular look.
The characteristic of this design makes me believe the designer came from Japan or US as the design as a mixture of design from cars that are sold in those markets.