Lexus To Introduce Solitary Confinement At Tokyo Motor Show: Report

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Lexus plans to introduce an experience one can only describe as solitary confinement on new RX crossover models later this year, according to Japanese magazine Mag-X.

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan stretched over 10 inches to include standard third-row seating on all of its FWD models, and it’s also an option on VW’s larger new Atlas crossover. One can assume this has apparently inspired Lexus to introduce a third-row option on its RX crossover as well, which it plans to introduce in October according to Mag-X.

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The problem here is that the RX’s latest design doesn’t really seem like it was meant for a third row, considering Lexus went for 100 percent style and nearly zero percent window beyond the rear doors. It’s going to be dark and tight back there, and I feel sorry for anybody who has to endure it.

Illustration for article titled Lexus To Introduce Solitary Confinement At Tokyo Motor Show: Reportem/em
Illustration for article titled Lexus To Introduce Solitary Confinement At Tokyo Motor Show: Reportem/em

It’s a great way to see where you sit in the power ranking of those you’re in the car with, I guess. Just don’t get lost in the motions of your mind as your sensory information is deprived back there.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik

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goat7
son of a motherless goat (PSA: wash your hooves)

Surely you can’t be serious. A 3rd row cannot possibly fit in that space.