New Lexus RX - Johnsons Lexus

The new Lexus RX will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show on 15th September.

Inspired by the NX crossover, the new RX has a sharp design, spindle grille in front, new triple L-shaped LED headlights and higher grade versions. The rear end has wrap-around light clusters and a back rear pillar finish that creates a floating roof effect. The fourth generation RX will also adopt Lexus’s new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine in the RX 200t.

The new RX comes with a smart “no-touch” opening function, a colour head-up display, a 360-degree view monitor and a larger, 12.3-inch central display screen. The interior has been improved, giving more room to rear seat passengers. Ride and handling have also been addressed, making the RX even more car-like to drive.

All versions of the new RX will be equipped as standard with Lexus Safety System+, providing Pre-Crash Safety, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keep Assist and Automatic High Beam. These features significantly improve the chances of avoiding a collision with better driver assistance, information and alerts.

UK model range and pricing

Entry point to the UK model range is the two-wheel drive RX 200t S, which comes as standard with Lexus Navigation, 18-inch alloys and bi-LED lights. The full hybrid RX 450h line-up, with all-wheel drive, starts with the SE model, equipped with electrically adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, nine-speaker audio system and Lexus Navigation.

Luxury trim adds the Lexus Premium Navigation system with 12.3-inch display, powered tailgate with “no-touch” sensor, 20-inch wheels and a wireless phone charger. F Sport puts the emphasis on sporty looks and handling with a dedicated exterior and interior styling package, adaptive variable suspension and low-speed cornering lights.  Premier grade, available for the RX 450h, adds a new colour head-up display, 360-degree view monitor, semi-aniline leather upholstery, Mark Levinson audio system and an opening panoramic roof.

The RX 200t will be available on-the-road from £39,995; starting price for the RX 450h is £46,995. Detailed specifications and full pricing for the UK model range will be announced soon.