Lexus Launches All-New Fourth Generation RX SUV

Lexus has launched the all-new fourth generation of the luxury marque’s renowned RX midsize luxury SUV.The new RX brings a host of new features to market including a bold new exterior styling package with Lexus-first styling cues and a redesigned luxury cabin.

All-New Fourth Generation RX SUV

It combines this dynamic new appearance with focused on-road performance and new safety technologies, including the new Lexus Safety System+ package on all variants.

It is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor with improved handling, ride and steering.

Lexus Australia offers the widest choice of any Lexus market in the world, with the local model line-up featuring RX 200t, RX 350 and RX 450h variants in varying grade levels.

RX 200t is powered by Lexus’ new turbocharged four cylinder powerplant, which develops 175kW and 350Nm and drives the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

RX 200t is available in Luxury grade and can be specified with multiple enhancement packs that offer additional luxury, convenience and safety features.

RX 350 features an upgraded 3.5-litre direct injection V6 that develops 221kW and 370Nm – 15kW and 24Nm more than the previous generation – and drives all four wheels via an eight-speed transmission.

RX 350 is available in Luxury, F Sport or Sports Luxury grade levels.

The RX 450h hybrid develops 230kW combined system power (engine and electric motor) – a 10kW increase in combined system power over the previous generation RX 450h – and drives all four wheels via a CVT transmission.

RX 450h is also available in Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury grades.

Lexus RX has achieved a strong customer base in Australia. Nearly 30,000 units have been sold since it was introduced to the local market in 2003 and it has contributed the most of all Lexus models to the brand’s sales volume, accounting for between 30 and 40 per cent of total sales.

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said the new RX Line built on the success of the previous generations of RX while also broadening buyer appeal through the introduction of a new turbo model and providing increased interior space.

“The RX has been a significant vehicle for Lexus globally but also here in Australia since we introduced it to the local market in 2003,” Mr Hanley said.

“This new, fourth-generation RX takes the midsize luxury SUV to new levels with the new RX 200t model and dynamic styling, high standard specification and a new luxury interior.

“The longer wheelbase also means there is more space for rear occupants, increasing its overall comfort levels.”

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