Lexus has revealed the all-new RX at the Lexus at its New Product Showcase, offering a variety of electrified powertrains. The fifth-generation RX features a new platform, two new grades, and a variety of available features like Digital Key, Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, and Lexus Interface Multimedia System.
The new RX will be offered in four new powertrain options, including a PHEV model. The RX 350 (offered in FWD and AWD configurations) offers a responsive 2.4L turbocharged inline-4 engine for dynamic driving performance. The RX 350h (AWD) features a large-capacity, fuel-efficient, hybrid system with a front unit that integrates a high-torque 2.5L inline-4 engine. Details for the U.S. release of the RX 450h+ PHV will be shared at a later date.
Moving up, the RX 500h F Sport Performance delivers a new hybrid electric system for the brand. Here, a high-torque 2.4-liter turbo engine, six-speed automatic transmission, inverter and an electric motor work with an eAxle rear unit that integrates a high output electric motor, inverter and reduction gearbox
Across these models, the OEM’s new GA-K platform works to enhance the core driving experience, while also increasing the front/rear couple distance, providing more legroom for rear passengers. It similarly allows for increased cargo space, and a lowered back door trim to decrease loading height
Inside, driver controls like the steering wheel switches and available HUD as well as the available navigation and audio have been designed to minimize driver distraction. Lexus Interface and trials come standard on the RX, while a 14-inch Multimedia Touchscreen Display is available.
The 2023 RX is expected to go on sale at the end of 2022 and will be offered in six grades: Standard, Premium, RX-first Premium+, Luxury, F SPORT Handling and RX-first F SPORT Performance.