Lexus Australia has introduced a pair of special-edition models based on the NX and RX crossovers, which bring additional specification to entry-level variants for a minor price increase.
“We have developed the Crafted packages to enable customers to enjoy the benefits of a substantial suite of desirable new luxury features without stepping all the way to a higher grade,” said Scott Thompson, Lexus Australia CEO.
The NX Crafted is available with both NX300 and NX300h engine variants, along with front- and all-wheel drive.
Additional specification includes a 360-degree camera system, a tilt and slide moonroof, unique 18-inch alloy wheels in machined/black finish, black exterior accents (front grille and mirror caps), illuminated ‘Lexus’ front-door scuff plates, and a smart key card.
Nine exterior colours are available (premium paint is $1500), as are two interior colourways. Lexus is offering the NX300 Crafted 2WD from $62,888 drive-away and with a 4.99 per cent finance comparison rate. The standard NX300 Luxury 2WD starts at $54,800 plus on-road costs, by comparison, working out to just over $61,000 drive-away in Victoria.
Other variants exclude on-road costs, starting at $61,806 plus on-road costs for the NX300h Crafted 2WD, $63,806 plus on-road costs for the NX300 Crafted AWD, and $66,306 plus on-road costs for the NX300h Crafted AWD.
The RX Crafted, meanwhile, is based on the current five-seat RX SUV, and is available in RX300, RX350, and RX450h engine variants.
Upgrades include 20-inch black alloy wheels, a power moonroof, colour head-up display, a 12.3-inch high-definition infotainment system, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, and front-door projector courtesy lamps.
Exterior colour offerings mirror that of the standard range (premium paints are $1500), with black and ivory interiors available.
The RX300 Crafted is on offer from $79,888 drive-away and with the same 4.99 per cent comparison rate on finance, while the RX350 and RX450h Crafted are listed at $88,909 and $98,018 before on-road costs respectively. By comparison, the RX300 Luxury starts at $73,880 before on-road costs, working out to roughly $82,000 drive-away in Victoria.
The NX Crafted and RX Crafted limited editions are on sale now.
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