Lexus RX crossover SUV finally received something new. Toyota’s premium department came with a few significant changes that will make the model more affordable without any doubt.
First of all, the 2020 Lexus RX replaced its outdated infotainment system with far better multimedia. The Japanese carmaker joined the party called Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; and from now on, the driver can really on either an 8-inch infotainment screen with touchscreen functionality or a more expensive 12.3-inch touchscreen display. The system has been supported with a more advanced voice recognition system that includes about a million more phrases when compared to the outgoing.
The 2020 RX gets new face and back too. The crossover sports pretty much the same spindle grille, but both the headlights and foglights are all-new. More precisely, the new headlights and fogs are slimmed-down and definitely look more attractive now. There’s a pair of sharper taillights in the back, while the new model prefers standard 18-inch and optional 20-inch alloy wheels. The automaker offers two additional exterior paints: Moonbeam Beige Metallic and Nori Green Pearl.
From now on, Lexus’ mid-size luxury SUV will reportedly provide better driving dynamics. Specifically, the F Sport models are paired with an adaptive suspension, while the rest of the fleet gets upgrades that reduce noise and vibration. The SUV sports lightweight front and rear stabilizers bars with reinforced bushings. That way the model improves not only steering but also reduces body rolls.
The 2020 Lexus RS Sport comes fitted with new front and rear performance dumpers; it hosts Electric Power Steering and a heated steering wheel, as well as cold air intake and active sound control. Safety wise, the SUV is loaded with useful driving aids. The list is quite long and includes Road Sign Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Daytime bicyclist detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, an enhanced Pre-Collision System, and more.
For North America, the 2020 Lexus RX 350L comes fitted with a 295 hp 3.5-liter V6. The luxury mid-size SUV gets two hybrids – the 450 h and 450 hL, and both of them are using a hybrid technology that combines the 3.5-liter V6 with three electric motors for a total output of 308 horsepower.
According to Lexus, the updated 2020 RX SUV will arrive this fall. The automaker hasn’t released pricing information so far, but we assume that the SUV is going to keep similar prices.