The first images of the new Toyota Harrier have been released, potentially hinting at the styling of the next-generation Lexus RX.
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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.

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While the new Harrier’s glasshouse and roofline remain similar to the current Lexus RX, sharper front and rear ends suggest a more aggressive look for the upcoming fourth-generation Lexus SUV.

The new RX is expected to go on sale in the US in 2014 and locally in 2015, replacing the current-generation car that dates back to 2008.

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In Australia the Lexus RX line-up comprises the 138kW/252Nm 2.7-litre four-cylinder RX270, the 204kW/346Nm 3.5-litre V6 RX350 and the 220kW/317Nm 3.5-litre V6 petrol-electric hybrid RX450h.

In July, the $69,400 Lexus RX270 X Special Edition was launched, offering over $7000 worth of extra features at no additional cost.

The 2013 Tokyo motor show begins on November 22.