The current Lexus RX range has been around since 2003 and it’s beginning to show its age. Australia was first introduced to the RX range with the arrival of the RX330 which was followed by the RX350 in 2006. The RX400h currently tops the range. However, Lexus is working on a new RX.
Our sources say the RX will be undergoing a major update for the 2009 model year, with production beginning on the revamped RX in late December this year, with cars expected mid-late 2009.
The “new” RX will measure in a fraction larger. It will still offer a 3.5-litre V6 (203kW & 341Nm), but we’re expecting a new 6-speed transmission to go along with the V6.
The current hybrid car only has 155kW and 288Nm of torque, however insiders say a new 400-horsepower (298kW) hybrid powerplant is expected in the RX by 2010 or 2011.
From the photos it seems that the new RX still looks like one we know now, but no doubt it will be modernised to keep up with current styling trends.