Why do we think LQ will be used for the upcoming flagship crossover? Because Lexus has a long history of using the letter “L” for its range-topping vehicles. Examples include the LS sedan, Toyota Land Cruiser-based LX SUV and, more recently, the LC grand touring coupe. What Lexus has never used in naming either a concept or production model is the letter “Q”. First time for everything. Like all of its competitors, having a large crossover is vital for Lexus these days. With sedan sales, regardless of size, continuing their downward spiral, Lexus will soon have the highly coveted full lineup of crossovers ready to go. This lineup already includes the just revealed subcompact UX
, compact NX, mid-size RX and, presumably, the LQ.