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I had read just this week somewhere (one of the first drives I believe) that Lexus had got rid of the wood trim to appeal to a younger client base...

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Looks like wood to me??
 

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I don't think they ever can get rid of the wood, it's just something that will always be suitable in a luxury vehicle, it's just that over time they will need to do things to it to update how it looks.
 

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At least it looks good, not like the old type brown wood that looks outdated.
yup.

in my SC400 they used burl wood which at the time and for that era of lexus looked great in and inline with a lot of what the industry had. Now making it piano black, dark cherry black, etc is the way to go.

Lexus even had bamboo trim now, something i wouldn't mind seeing in the NX
 

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5. To appeal to the kids, Lexus has banished the wood

Every crossover and SUV that has ever worn the Lexus badge has been stuffed with deep, dark, glossy wood trim bonded to nearly every surface. It's not exactly youthful. In the NX, there's no wood—unless you spring for the Luxury Package, which adds leather and something called "Linear Mocha" wood trim. Lexus also redesigned its Remote Touch Interface, replacing the mouse-like controller with a touchpad that operates like a smartphone or tablet, allowing you to pinch and zoom quickly. We dig it.

Slide into the back and there’s an inch less of legroom than in the RAV4, but the rear seats get a slick power-folding function. The area behind those seats is compromised largely because of the NX’s sleeker roofline—halved in comparison to a RAV4, and one of the tightest amongst its peers like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. So as comfortable and fun as the F Sport might be, you’ll probably need to pack creatively for road trips.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-rev...-lexus-nx-200t-and-nx-200t-fsport-first-drive

Then I guess this is obviously the luxury package!
 

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So young people don't like luxury? I think this explanation makes no sense. What kind of person doesn't like wood? Pretty sure that is a pretty common thing for people to like -- young or old.
 

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So young people don't like luxury? I think this explanation makes no sense. What kind of person doesn't like wood? Pretty sure that is a pretty common thing for people to like -- young or old.
My wife likes wood:D
 

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So young people don't like luxury? I think this explanation makes no sense. What kind of person doesn't like wood? Pretty sure that is a pretty common thing for people to like -- young or old.
not for anything but I don't know how you made that leap. No where did anyone or Lexus say young people DON'T like luxury. Lexus is making the assumption that young people don't like the same kind of luxury as their parents. Fair enough, luxury is subjective after all.

a 4 stroke could be viewed as a Luxury vs a 2 stroke to someone, but then the extra punch of the 2 stroke might be viewed as a luxury to someone else...

Its all relative ;)
 

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Basically lexus noticed that it sticked to the same thing it entered the market with in the 90's and had to change it for the good, that was to make it a much more sporty brand, rather than use toyota platform, pretty them up and put small and big v8's in them.

if they kept doing that in today's market, they would just be attracting a lot of people that just want a boat on wheels, nothing refined.
 

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Basically lexus noticed that it sticked to the same thing it entered the market with in the 90's and had to change it for the good, that was to make it a much more sporty brand, rather than use toyota platform, pretty them up and put small and big v8's in them.

if they kept doing that in today's market, they would just be attracting a lot of people that just want a boat on wheels, nothing refined.
although fair enough the people who are attracted to that are the ones with actual big dollars... guaranteed your local country club has a disproportionate amount of lexus' in the car park ;)
 
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