Lexus were among the first manufacturers to pick up on a change in buyer behaviour that had utterly escaped many rivals. As the first generation that had grown up living exclusively with hatchbacks matured, they looked for an executive level car with five doors and slick styling. They weren't too hung up on practicality, instead preferring something that looked the part and which offered sparkling road manners. The Lexus SportCross followed hot on the heel of Alfa's Sportwagon in converting these buyers and the sports estate market soon boasted a younger average age than equivalent saloons. If a used executive saloon is still a bit 'key account manager' for your liking, the SportCross makes a very tempting alternative.