Lexus has staged the global reveal of an updated RX luxury SUV that introduces significant enhancements to its dynamic appeal along with advances in connectivity, the addition of a touch-display screen and world-first safety technology.
The latest RX – available with five or seven seats – will arrive in Australia during the fourth quarter of 2019 with the first application of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the Lexus range. Lexus engineers have focused on expanding driving pleasure with changes to the suspension and increased body rigidity, resulting in more agile handling. Redesigned shock absorbers are equipped with a new friction-control device that reduces high-frequency vibration caused by minute road-surface imperfections. Enhanced rigidity – with hollow stabiliser bars that are stiffer and thicker, extensive use of laser-screw welding and spot welding, and increased use of high-strength adhesive – has resulted in more immediate response to steering inputs.
The RX Line’s powerful and sporty appearance achieves even better flow and consistency with revised character lines that connect the newly sculpted front and rear bumpers. Lexus is also offering newly designed 20 and 18-inch aluminium wheels and new colour options. Slender new headlamps, either side of a revised signature Lexus spindle grille, add sharpness to the front while the rear combination lamps feature a “L” motif.