The fourth generation Lexus RX is an eye-catching piece of automotive design, but it only got to this point because the boss said it wasn't considered edgy enough.
When the RX was almost ready to be signed off, the company's chief Akio Toyoda demanded that it needed more emotion, and therefore, presumably, more angles.
As a result the brand's distinctive spindle grille is enormous - which is a love it or hate it prospect at the best of times - but then there's all these sharp creases along the body of the car.
The biggest talking point, according to Lexus, is the c-pillar design, which is the first from the Japanese brand to offer up that floating roof look.
At the rear the car looks like it's been involved in a hurricane, there's a bunch of lines that blow together to form an otherwise conventional looking tailgate.
Some models feature a funky new opening system with gesture control. Simply wave your hand or arm near the L badge and the tailgate should open on cue.
When you open the boot there's a decent amount of space, and the new model gets electric folding seats rather than manual.
There has been a big rethink of the cockpit, with a repositioned gear shifter and a new dash layout.
The up spec models get a large 12.3 inch media screen with Lexus's remote touch mousepad, and behind that there's a drive mode selector which can adjust the steering, engine and - in models equipped with the technology, the suspension.
In the rear there is plenty of space for adults - more than any RX that has come before it - and kids will appreciate the rear sunblinds.
he design is undeniably progressive, but based on our first drive here in the U.S., the new RX hasn't necessarily taken as big a step forward in other areas.
We look forward to getting it into the CarAdvice garage in Australia to see how it stacks up against its competitors. Stay tuned for that.