1st gen JDM Harrier = 1st gen RX
2nd gen JDM Harrier = 2nd gen RX
............................/= 3rd gen RX ~ 1st gen USDM Venza (not rebadged RX but same platform and very similar)
JDM Vanguard = 3rd gen LWB USDM RAV4 (Vanguard was technically 3rd gen Harrier but Toyota didn't want to use the name to confuse JDM buyers)
3rd gen JDM Harrier ~ 4th gen RAV4 (not a rebadge but based on RAV4)
4th gen JDM Harrier = 2nd gen Venza (still RAV4 based)
There once was a time when every brand had 2-3 or more stationwagons, or sedans, or minivans.
Nobody ever asked "When will this sedan proliferation ever end???".
Are these CUVs somehow preventing you from getting a type of car that you want?
Toyota/Lexus will gladly sell you 4 sports coupes, two different sized pick-up trucks, sedans in every imaginable size, 3-4 "real" SUVs in different sizes, a minivan, and a few hatchbacks.
Toyota/Lexus is only lacking a traditional station wagon, but they only just recently discontinued the Prius-V, which was very much a stationwagon.
If you need a stationwagon, Volvo and Subaru will still gladly sell you one. I think Jaguar still has one as well.
You want a big non-luxury two door coupe? Dodge has you covered.
Ford and Chevy will sell you slightly smaller version of the same formula, but with convertible options.
You want a four-door mid-sized pick-up truck, that is also a convertible, with removable doors? Jeep has you covered and Ford is following fast on Jeep's heels.
Again, how does the number of CUVs offered impact your choices or the diversity of the vehicles offered by the car companies?
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park