2009 Lexus RX new model spied in Australia

Spotted at a service station near Toyota's Melbourne headquarters, the all new Lexus RX350 has been taped up ahead of its Australian launch.
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The new look Lexus RX range will feature the RX350 with carryover, 204kW V6 engine, along with the RX450h which will now use a 3.5-litre V6 engine, opposed to the outgoing 3.3-litre V6.

Needless to say, if you didn't like the design of the outgoing RX range, you probably won't like the design of the new RX. They look much the same with minor revisions to the headlights and tail lights.

Lexus RX 350 Spy Photos

Inside the cabin though, it seems a central i-Drive style system will be put to use to control the navigation and audio controls (seen by the palm curved object in the centre console).

2009 Lexus RX 350 Spy Photos

It seems that the steering wheel controls have also changed, now including an additional menu control button. The RX350 pictured seems to be the Sports Luxury version which will also receive radar cruise control, allowing the driver to maintain a consistent distance between their vehicle and the car in front.