The Lexus RX SUV range features exceptional performance, exceptional fuel economy and exceptional refinement - thanks to the responsive 3.5 liter V6 drivetrain, also available in hybrid form.Lexus' signature cabin luxury and comfort ensures you finish your journey - on or off the road - as refreshed as when you started.
The updated Lexus RX range is identified by one of the first treatments of the now brand-defining signature spindle grill. The trapezoidal upper and slanted lower grille have been unified into a single element, giving the RX a bold, commanding road presence. A choice of 18" or 19" aluminum or 19" alloy wheels and 10 exterior colors further individualizes the vehicle.
Lexus' unique and headlamp cluster design and positioning - over the grille itself - is underscored by integral LED Daytime Running Lights, forming the L-finesse arrowhead motif. Also fitted with clear lenses, the rear lamp clusters have been redesigned with stronger, more sweeping horizontal emphasis, adding elegance to the rear of the vehicle.
The updated RX interior has an even more appeal, with a spacious, luxurious, and technically advanced dual-zone ‘crossover’ cockpit. The interior comes in a choice of several color schemes and trim finishes that complement a new steering wheel, revised instrument binnacle, and second-generation Remote Touch Interface.
A more comfortable steering wheel serves as the focal point of the RX. The cross-section is no longer uniform throughout its circumference. Its varying profile allows for a relaxing grip and smooth steering inputs. Semi-aniline leather upholstery enhances the interior, incorporating diamond-shaped perforations and seat stitching with more prominent colors and thicker thread.
The RX 450h is equipped with a new Hybrid System Indicator featuring clearly delineated Charge, Eco, and Power zones. Ambient illumination changes according to both driving conditions and the drive mode. In Electric only, Eco, and Normal drive modes, the ambient illumination glows blue when the needle is in the Charge or Eco zones and extinguishes in the Power zone. In Sport mode, the illumination remains red at all times.
A new Sport mode supplements the Normal and Eco drive modes of the hybrid RX 350h's E-CVT intelligent electronic transmission. From start-up and at speeds of less than 50kph, the vehicle automatically operates only in EV mode, allowing for relaxing drive with minimal noise and no emissions for up to two kilometers. This contributes to a significant reduction in overall fuel consumption.
Eco mode reduces response to aggressive pedal inputs and optimizes air conditioning for fuel economy, helping drivers adopt a relaxed driving style and reduce fuel use. The Sport mode is tuned to deliver greater electric motor power, maximizing the RX 450h's performance and agility. Not only are input responses modified, Sport mode provides less intrusive operation of Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control.
The updated RX is equipped with a second-generation Remote Touch Interface (RTI), a Lexus-unique multi-function control device designed for user-friendliness and ease of operation. It now features a slide-type joystick mechanism that functions much like a computer mouse.
The RTI allows for smooth control of the multimedia system's full-color LED display, which now has multi-screen capabilities. This allows for permanent and independent display and control of three types of information simultaneously, such as map, vehicle information, audio, navigation, climate control, and incoming calls.
A new F SPORT version is now available for the RX, enhancing the dynamic and sporting character of the model range. A deeper, more vertical front bumper incorporates a bigger lower section of the Lexus spindle grille, and a full-width aerodynamic spoiler improves high speed stability. In profile, F SPORT models are identified by 19" shaded alloy wheels. Both upper and lower grilles feature the F SPORT-specific mesh design.
The F SPORT-exclusive interior is hallmarked by an exclusive, Black and White Grey color scheme. Featuring black, smooth leather upholstery with white grey perforations and contrast stitching, steel silver painted trim inserts and a black ceiling give the interior a more cockpit-lite feel and aid driver concentration.
The RX 350 F SPORT's 6-speed automatic transmission now comes with a steering wheel-mounted paddle shift control. The paddle switches can be used even when the gear selector is in D range, allowing the driver to quickly change to fixed range mode without the need to shift gears.