The fully remodeled Lexus RX is the fourth-generation model. The first was released in Japan as the Toyota Harrier, but in North America, it was badged as the Lexus RX, a premium crossover .
Lexus has three SUVs in its lineup: the outgoing RX, the NX, and the LX. The NX, released in 2014, was poised as an entry-level SUV. Meanwhile, the LX that was introduced in Japan this year will cover the top segment. Placed in the middle of those two models, the all-new RX will target the core market.
According to the all-new Lexus RX Chief Engineer Takayuki Katsuta, the development concept is “Surpassing RX while being an RX.” The exterior design, interior quality, and drive and safety equipment have significantly improved. The design concept is â€œSeductive Strength.” Compared with the previous RX, the wheelbase has increased and diameter of the tires is much larger. The DNA of the RX had evolved through the combination of an SUV’s strength and the seductive thinking of an adult.
The F Sport features front and rear lower bumper trims, an exclusively designed mesh grille, wheels, door mirrors painted in black, and an emblem. The suspension system was also exclusively tuned, delivering an enjoyable and sportier ride. The interior features exclusive sports seats, and meters exclusively mounted to the F Sport that project the cornering G-forces and the boost status of the turbocharger.
(Translated by Charmaine Apple Silagan)