Photos: Lexus

Photos: Lexus

Lexus has debuted the next generation of its best-selling SUV with a completely new design that takes after the edgy body styling of its younger sibling in the lineup, the NX. The sharp lines seem even more aggressive in the RX and gives it a strong identity amongst the safer designs of its competitors. 

The car will launch with two models: the RX350 which will be powered 300 hp 3.5L V6 and the efficient RX450h that uses the same engine, but couples it with an hybrid electric motor. Stability has been a big focus with a stiffer chassis and Vehicle Stability Control standard. Suspension has also been updated for a smoother ride and they're also making Adaptive Variable Suspension available for the first time ever. 

 In the AWD spec you will have the option to have the F SPORT package that is available in both engine options and will feature the signature mesh spindle grille, 20-inch graphite wheels, custom instrument cluster, and exclusive colors and trim pieces. On the performance side, the F SPORT package equips the RX with an active stabilizer system to keep the car planted in the corners and includes a AVS-enhanced Sport S+ mode alongside its standard driving modes. 

The interior boasts optional Yamaha laser-cut ornamentation, optional heads up display, and a 12.3 inch center display is also available. The rear cabin also gets more leg and knee room, heated outboard rear seats, and a rear seat entertainment system is available with 11.6" screens integrated into the headrests. 

The RX will be available later this year, more info at lexus.com.

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