The facelifted 2020 Lexus RX has been revealed, ahead of its Australian introduction during the fourth quarter of 2019.
Design revisions include slimmer headlights, which are now available with blade-scan technology for the auto high-beam function claimed to be much quicker than current systems – said to be a world-first – and subtle updates to the sheetmetal, including "revised character lines" and new bumpers front and rear.
New 18- and 20-inch alloy wheel options are available across the range, too, in addition to a revised colour palette, and rejigged LED tail-lights incorporating Lexus' signature 'L' motif.
Onboard technology has also been bolstered, with new driver-assist tech including lane tracing assist and road sign assist now available as part of the latest Lexus Safety System + active safety suite, while the cabin gets a new touchscreen infotainment system debuting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Australia for the brand – though the fiddly touchpad still remains.
There's also two seating positions for the third-row of seats, which allows for "securing greater leg space when required".
Under the skin, Lexus has fitted redesigned shock absorbers which reduce high-frequency vibrations caused by road surface imperfections, while stiffer and thicker stabiliser bars enhance the body's rigidity, along with increased use of high-strength adhesive in the construction.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for a full pricing and specifications rundown in the lead-up to the updated RX's launch during the fourth quarter of 2019. Click on the images for the full gallery.