LEXUS IS AGAIN CHALLENGING THE LUXURY SPORT UTILITY SEGMENT WITH ITS FOURTH GENERATION RX
As the best-selling model in the brand’s 26-year history—with sales of more than 2.1 million units—the RX represents three out of ten vehicles ever sold by Lexus. The new model looks to build on that trend with a completely redesigned luxurious interior wrapped in a chiselled, attractive new body style.
A Bold Exciting New Look
That the new RX makes a powerful visual statement is obvious at first glance. The front features a completely new fascia that’s highlighted by an emboldened spindle grille with a chrome-plated border and triple L-shape-LED headlamps. Together with the redesigned fog lamps, this gives the RX an elegant yet futuristic aura. Muscular front fender flares add to the vehicle’s sporty attitude.
The appearance of the rear has been sharpened and exudes a sense of rock-solid stability, highlighted by new L-shaped taillights that wrap around the sides of the vehicle, creating a wider, more authoritative presence when illuminated. When lit, a brilliant glow spans laterally from the body to the back door—a Lexus-first.
Inside, the new RX’s cabin is one of comfort and luxury, with repositioned trim pieces that exude a high level of class, and specially-finished laser-cut wood ornamentation available for those who desire an extra dose of opulence. A large heads-up display (HUD) takes centre stage, while the information display area, featuring a 12.3-inches monitor, has been separated from the main operations area.
Smooth, Powerful and Efficient Engines Under the Hood
The new RX will be available with an upgraded and more powerful 3.5-liter V-6 petrol engine aiming at delivering 300 hp, mated with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, and as full hybrid model.
All RX engines have been tuned to achieve high fuel economy and low carbon emissions.
Better Handling and Stability
The all-new RX has been engineered to deliver car-like handling. The entire chassis has been fortified to provide better stability and control through turns. The vehicle’s body structure has been strengthened with added stiffness, helping to drastically improve its handling response while keeping engine and road noise from entering the cabin. The vehicle also features Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) designed to recognize potentially dangerous situations and make automatic and often transparent adjustments to ensure the car remains in control when entering and exiting corners. Also, All-Wheel Drive improves the RX’s handling performance and stability on dry and slick surfaces alike.