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Lexus launches NX & RX Crafted editions

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. The NX Crafted and RX Crafted editions are based on the Luxury trim level in both cases, and are available with all engine variants of the NX and five-seat RX...

Lexus, Telstra launch Victorian on-road connected vehicle trials

Lexus prototypes fitted with Australian-first connected technology have started testing on Melbourne roads, as part of a trial with Telstra and VicRoads. The RX450h test cars are part of a two-year, $3.5 million trial funded by a $9 million grant from the Traffic Accident Commission (TAC)...

2020 Lexus RX revealed, here late in 2019

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...

Lexus RX Crafted special edition revealed

Lexus Australia has announced details of the RX Crafted, a new special-edition version of its popular SUV priced from $81,351 before on-road costs. Despite being based on the entry-level Luxury grade, the RX Crafted features numerous specification upgrades bringing it more in line with higher models. Equipment highlights include a colour head-up display, a 12...

2018 Lexus UX and seven-seat RX to be unveiled in November - reports

The Lexus UX and a seven-seat Lexus RX will reportedly be unveiled at the Tokyo motor show in November as Toyota's luxury arm expands its range of crossover vehicles. According to Mag-X, the more commodious RX will feature the same 2790mm wheelbase as the five-seat RX currently on sale. To accommodate a third row and two extra passengers, the RX L will have a lengthened rear overhang...

Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report

It appears Japanese premium marque Lexus is expanding its SUV range, with the production version of the striking UX concept and a seven-seat version of the popular RX in the works, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports the company has already filed patents for UX model names – including UX200, UX250 and UX250h – which is set to replace the ageing CT hatch...

2015-16 Lexus RX200t, RX350, RX450h recalled for airbag fix

Luxury marque Lexus has issued a recall for its 2015 to 2016 model-year RX200t, RX350 and RX450h SUVs over concerns the front passenger airbag may not deploy correctly. According to the manufacturer, the front passenger airbag inflator may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled...

2016 Lexus RX gets ANCAP five-star score

The new Lexus RX large SUV — the company’s rival to the BMW X5 and co. — unsurprisingly received a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating this week. Australia’s safety watchdog awarded the latest RX, launched at the end of 2015, a respectable 83 per cent in adult protection, 82 per cent in child protection, 79 per cent for pedestrian protection and 74 per cent for its preventative and active safety systems...

2016 Lexus RX pricing and specifications

The 2016 Lexus RX launches this week, bringing to the table far more aggressive styling, a thoroughly overhauled cabin, a new base turbo engine and some markedly higher pricing that sees the price of entry climb by almost $9000. Now in its fourth generation, the new Lexus RX brings the model properly in line with Lexus’ much bolder modern styling ethos...

Toyota boss talks down Lexus RX 7-seat potential - report

The global head of Toyota has hosed down talk of a longer seven-seat version of the new 2016 Lexus RX SUV. Despite the appearance of camouflaged RX SUVs in the US recently, Toyota president Akio Toyoda told press in Europe this week that seven-seat SUVs are the domain of the company’s volume-selling arm...

2016 Lexus RX : Preliminary specifications announced

The new 2016 Lexus RX will take a three-pronged approach to the large luxury SUV segment when it arrives in Australia in November this year. The brand has confirmed it will offer the entry-level RX200t, mid-spec RX350 and top-end RX450h when the car launches here, which makes Australia one of just three markets to take three different drivetrains globally...

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