In the year of our lord 2017, the only way to get a 3-row Lexus vehicle is in the form of a truck-based SUV, even though the bread-n-butter RX shares its platform with the Toyota Highlander, which has offered a 3rd row since 2004. Lexus is (finally) remedying this.

According to Autoblog, at the L.A. Auto Show, Lexus will introduce an extended-length L version of the current RX350 and RX450h, that adds a 3rd row of seats. Lexus expanded on this information in an Instagram post that actually doesn’t expand on this information at all, but does crop the teaser image above into a square.

I’m mildly shocked that it took Lexus this long to make a 3-row crossover. Acura has been selling the 3-row MDX in the same price bracket as the RX since 2001. Lexus has been selling the 2-row NX since 2015. I guess someone finally told them that 3 row crossovers are a thing.

Maybe this will incrementally reduce the number of extremely tall Lexus GXes being aggressively driven around my affluent, suburban corner of Wisconsin by rich people looking for something like a Range Rover, but reliable. Actually, the GX hasn’t been all that popular around here for several years. And maybe we do want people to keep buying GXes so that a ready supply of them continues to reach their third owners who use them like the Land Cruiser Prados they are underneath, while cursing their need to replace expensive air springs.

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Welcome to the 3-row crossover party, Lexus!