As the RX350 approaches its midlife update, Lexus has wheeled out a value-added runout pack to entice buyers.
The RX350 Sports Luxury blends edgy design with old-school Japanese plushness, but it still lacks the infotainment and dynamism of European rivals.
The Lexus RX350 F Sport does all the things you'd expect from the brand, but wraps the experience up in an edgy design language that will polarise.
Does the entry model into the new RX range make sense?
The Lexus RX350 now no longer straddles two segments thanks to the introduction of the NX beneath it in the Lexus range. The large luxury SUV segment isn't getting any less competitive though.
The Lexus RX has been a favourite with Australian buyers since launching Down Under almost 13 years ago. Cumulatively, the second- and third-generation RX SUVs have found almost 30,000 homes, accounting for somewhere between 30 and 40 per cent of Lexus’ total sales in our market. The arrival of the all-new, fourth-generation Lexus RX, then, is naturally hugely significant for the Japanese luxury brand...
The 2016 Lexus RX is a car that takes a new angle when it comes to attracting buyers. Or does it?
It is hard to believe the Lexus RX SUV was first introduced in Australia way back in 2003, as the RX330. There are still plenty of these vehicles on the road, and to the average punter they probably look like the latest model - launched in early 2009.
The luxury SUV without the long options list.
Newer, bigger, better... yet somehow strangely familiar Model Tested: 2009 Lexus RX350 Sports Luxury, 3.5-litre V6, five-speed auto, wagon - $94,900 (RRP) Options: Mark Levinson audio $3000; full size spare $1000 CarAdvice Rating: - by Matt Brogan The RX model has been a great success for Lexus since the original RX300 went on sale here in early 1999, but this model's popularity however was soon to appear pale by comparison to the unprecedented sales triumph of the second generation RX330 from 2003...