LEXUS PRESENTS THE NEW RX SPORT EDITION
- A new style-led addition to the RX large luxury SUV range
- Exterior detailing includes black front grille, dark bronze 20-inch alloy wheels and black door mirrors
- New aero-look treatment for Eastern European markets, with body coloured garnishes for the sills, front lip and lower rear bumper
Applying painstaking attention to detail, Lexus created a new Sport Edition model for its RX luxury SUV line-up *.
The focus is on the exterior, where the RX’s incisive, emotional styling is given a sporty edge with a series of new touches. These are led by a black finish for the signature Lexus spindle grille, striking a sharp contrast with the chrome surround. The five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels are in dark bronze, while the door mirror casings are black, like those featured on the RX F SPORT.
In Lexus’ Eastern European markets, including Russia, the Sport Edition also comes with a new body aero kit that subtly strengthens the RX’s road presence. This includes lower side sills, front lip and lower rear bumper in the vehicle’s body colour, emphasising the RX’s dynamic lines and planted look. A “Black Vision” badge adds a finishing touch on the back door**.
Lexus is making its high quality Tahara upholstery available to more customers, offering the look and suppleness of leather in a durable product that contains no animal-sourced materials. As an alternative to leather, Tahara is more environmentally efficient to produce and makes the RX accessible to a larger range of customers.
With over 3,1 million units sold worldwide, the RX is well-established as Lexus’ most popular and successful model. The originator of the global luxury SUV market, the RX continues to evolve with striking design, craftsmanship detailing and the application of advanced technologies.
Today’s fourth generation model provides seamless connectivity and access to information that lets the driver keep their focus on the road ahead. Smartphones can be integrated with the vehicle’s multimedia system via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, gaining access to Siri and the Google Assistant. On higher grade models, phone operation, navigation, access to connected services and control of the sophisticated climate control system are managed via a 12.3-inch central display that can be operated with touchscreen commands, voice control, or an intuitive touchpad. A colour head-up display can also be specified, which projects key vehicle and journey data onto the base of the windscreen, in the driver’s natural line of sight.
The latest Lexus Safety System + equips the car with active safety and driver assistance features that will alert the driver to collision risks, and intervene to help prevent an impact if necessary. The most recent Pre-Collision System now can detect pedestrians in the vehicle’s path in night-time driving, and cyclists in daytime. The RX also marked a world-first in adopting a new BladeScan Adaptive High-beam System, automatically giving deeper and wider forward illumination from the LED headlights.
In 2005, Lexus introduced self-charging hybrid electric power to the luxury car market for the first time with the RX 400h. Today that technology has developed to become the principal powertrain choice for European customers, offering even higher levels of fuel and emissions efficiency, combined with an engaging, quiet and refined driving experience. Within Lexus’ European markets, the RX is also available with a 300 DIN hp 3.5-litre direct injection V6 petrol engine (RX 350) and a 238 DIN hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit (RX 300).
The new RX Sport Edition will be introduced from late September, with availability limited to one year only.
* Sport Edition versions of the seven-seat RX L are also available in some markets.
**Black Vision badge available in Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.