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2017 Lexus RX200t adds F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, prices up across RX range

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2017 Lexus RX200t adds F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, prices up across RX range

The turbocharged 2017 Lexus RX200t range has grown to include two new variants, bringing the number of grades in the RX line-up to nine. Previously offered solely in ‘Luxury’ trim, the RX200t is now additionally offered in F Sport and Sports Luxury grades, aligning with the V6-powered RX350 and hybrid-driven RX450h ranges...

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2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport Review
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2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport Review

The Lexus RX350 F Sport does all the things you'd expect from the brand, but wraps the experience up in an edgy design language that will polarise.


2016 Lexus RX200t Review
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2016 Lexus RX200t Review

Does the entry model into the new RX range make sense?


2016 Lexus RX gets ANCAP five-star score
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2016 Lexus RX gets ANCAP five-star score

The new Lexus RX large SUV — the company’s rival to the BMW X5 and co. — unsurprisingly received a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating this week. Australia’s safety watchdog awarded the latest RX, launched at the end of 2015, a respectable 83 per cent in adult protection, 82 per cent in child protection, 79 per cent for pedestrian protection and 74 per cent for its preventative and active safety systems...


Large SUVs coming in 2016
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Large SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream large SUVs Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic – May Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mazda CX-9 – mid 2016 Luxury large SUVs Range Rover SVAutobiography – March Volvo XC90 R-Design – Q1 Mercedes-Benz GLS – April BMW X5 xDrive40e – May Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in – Q2 Volvo XC90 T8 – Q2/Q3 Jaguar F-Pace – August Lexus RX200t F Sport – second half Audi Q7 e-tron – late 2016 Bentley Bentayga – late 2016 Maserati Levante – late 2016...


Lexus RX seven-seater on local wish list, along with RX200t F Sport
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Lexus RX seven-seater on local wish list, along with RX200t F Sport

A seven-seat version of the Lexus RX is high on the Australian division’s wish list, even if it’s not currently a priority for the parent company’s big boss. The all-new Lexus RX launched locally this week and as with previous generations of the Japanese brand’s large luxury SUV it’s available strictly as a five seater...


2016 Lexus RX Review
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2016 Lexus RX Review

The Lexus RX has been a favourite with Australian buyers since launching Down Under almost 13 years ago. Cumulatively, the second- and third-generation RX SUVs have found almost 30,000 homes, accounting for somewhere between 30 and 40 per cent of Lexus’ total sales in our market. The arrival of the all-new, fourth-generation Lexus RX, then, is naturally hugely significant for the Japanese luxury brand...


2016 Lexus RX pricing and specifications
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2016 Lexus RX pricing and specifications

The 2016 Lexus RX launches this week, bringing to the table far more aggressive styling, a thoroughly overhauled cabin, a new base turbo engine and some markedly higher pricing that sees the price of entry climb by almost $9000. Now in its fourth generation, the new Lexus RX brings the model properly in line with Lexus’ much bolder modern styling ethos...


Toyota boss talks down Lexus RX 7-seat potential - report
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Toyota boss talks down Lexus RX 7-seat potential - report

The global head of Toyota has hosed down talk of a longer seven-seat version of the new 2016 Lexus RX SUV. Despite the appearance of camouflaged RX SUVs in the US recently, Toyota president Akio Toyoda told press in Europe this week that seven-seat SUVs are the domain of the company’s volume-selling arm...


Lexus diesel models could be in the pipeline
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Lexus diesel models could be in the pipeline

Lexus is a brand that has built its name upon hybrid powertrains for the most part, but CarAdvice has learned that diesel isn’t necessarily off the table. For luxury brands, big-growth markets involving SUVs sees diesel make up the majority of sales...


Lexus RX seven-seat SUV is in demand, says chief engineer
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Lexus RX seven-seat SUV is in demand, says chief engineer

There’s been talk of a new-generation, seven-seat version of the Lexus RX for years, and dealers have been crying out for it for even longer. A new seven-seat Lexus SUV may bear a new name, too. Rather than being sold as the RX with seven seats as an option, there are rumours the vehicle will be called the TX, because the body of the car will need significant modification to get to that usability...


2016 Lexus RX : Preliminary specifications announced
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2016 Lexus RX : Preliminary specifications announced

The new 2016 Lexus RX will take a three-pronged approach to the large luxury SUV segment when it arrives in Australia in November this year. The brand has confirmed it will offer the entry-level RX200t, mid-spec RX350 and top-end RX450h when the car launches here, which makes Australia one of just three markets to take three different drivetrains globally...


2016 Lexus RX Review
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2016 Lexus RX Review

The 2016 Lexus RX is a car that takes a new angle when it comes to attracting buyers. Or does it?


2016 Lexus RX200t revealed at Shanghai auto show
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2016 Lexus RX200t revealed at Shanghai auto show

The second-ever turbocharged Lexus model - the all-new Lexus RX200t - has been uncovered at the 2015 Shanghai auto show. The Lexus RX - which was revealed in production guise at the recent New York auto show - was given its turbocharged debut at the Chinese mega show alongside the updated Lexus ES luxury sedan. It's powered by the same 2...


2016 Lexus RX revealed
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2016 Lexus RX revealed

The fourth-generation Lexus RX has been revealed at the 2015 New York auto show in RX350 and RX450h guises. In the US, the RX350's 3.5-litre direct injection V6 is expected to deliver around 224kW of power, an improvement of 20kW over the current SUV. Power will be channeled to the ground via an eight-speed automatic instead of the presently used six-speed auto...


Lexus RX teased ahead of New York debut
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Lexus RX teased ahead of New York debut

The next-generation Lexus RX SUV has been previewed via a teaser image prior to its official unveiling at the New York motor show at the beginning of April. In the shadowy image of the car's flanks (above) it seems as though Lexus has given its crucial SUV its most radical redesign yet, with an interesting roof design, a new side window interpretation and the heavy use of contrasting surfaces...


Lexus RX could become a seven-seater
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Lexus RX could become a seven-seater

The Lexus RX may be offered with an extra row of seating in the future to help differentiate it from the company’s new NX SUV. Toyota’s luxury arm staged the international launch of the new NX in Canada this week. Although the NX is smaller than the RX, it offers the same five-seat layout while there is also similar interior space and a bigger boot...


Lexus RX and GS hybrids join NSW Police fleet
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Lexus RX and GS hybrids join NSW Police fleet

The Lexus RX SUV and Lexus GS luxury sedan have been added to the NSW Police Force fleet. The Lexus RX450h and GS450h petrol-electric models are to be used in the southern parts of NSW, with coverage from the Royal National Park near Wollongong to the Kosciuszko National Park and NSW snowfields as part of NSW Police's Road Safe and Snow Safe campaigns...


Lexus seven-seat SUV planned for 2016
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Lexus seven-seat SUV planned for 2016

The Lexus SUV range could soon include a new mid-size seven-seat model, according to reports out of the US. The Japanese luxury brand currently offers both the RX mid-size five-seat SUV and the much larger eight-seat LX model which is based on the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series, with the Toyota LandCruiser Prado-based GX model (not sold in Australia) splitting the difference...


Toyota Harrier: Japan-only SUV hints at future Lexus RX
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Toyota Harrier: Japan-only SUV hints at future Lexus RX

The first images of the new Toyota Harrier have been released, potentially hinting at the styling of the next-generation Lexus RX. Due to debut at November's Tokyo motor show and go on sale exclusively in Japan by the end of 2013, the third-generation Toyota Harrier crossover will feature a hybrid powertrain, with details to be released closer to it unveiling...