10 / 9 / 2021

NEW SPORT EDITION ADDS STYLE IMPACT TO THE LEXUS RX

  • Emphasis on a sportier look for new limited-run addition to the Lexus RX large luxury SUV line-up
  • New model distinguished by black external styling elements and dark-finish 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Signature cabin design features Black and White Ash smooth leather upholstery with illuminated door trim and Sumi Black Walnut wood finish
  • High equipment specification includes wireless phone charging tray, power back door with kick sensor, multimedia and navigation system with 12.3-inch touch screen and 12-speaker premium audio

As its name declares, the new RX Sport Edition gives Lexus’ large luxury SUV stronger, sportier appeal with a series of exclusive design elements, inside and out. As a special model – available for a limited period only – it builds on the success of the previous Sport Edition with an enriched specification that adds a distinctive style twist to the RX line-up.

The Sport Edition has immediate road presence thanks to black-finished details including the front grille and door mirror covers, matched with dark-finish 20-inch alloy wheels. The hybrid electric RX 450h has a black front under-run, emphasising the model’s SUV status.

The appearance of the petrol-powered versions, RX 350 and RX 300*, is enhanced for Lexus’ Eastern European markets with the addition of an aero body kit, amplifying the RX’s contemporary styling with front, rear and side skirts, colour-matched with the vehicle’s bodywork. In Russia and Kazakhstan, the Sport Edition’s special status is denoted with unique Black Vision badging.

In the cabin, the signature look for the smooth leather upholstery is a combination of Black and White Ash with contrasting light grey stitching. The same colour theme is applied to the soft-touch surfaces on the centre console, door trims and passenger knee pad, with the grey stitching repeated around the shift lever gaiter. The steering wheel is finished in black leather and Sumi Black Walnut, matching the cabin’s wood trim inserts, and the door panels have integrated illumination. Customers can also specify Black or Rich Cream leather upholstery if they prefer.

The RX Sport Edition also benefits from a higher equipment specification. Standard high-tech features include a wireless phone charging tray, power back door with kick-sensor hands-free operation, a multimedia and navigation system with a 12.3-inch touch screen and 12-speaker premium audio system. Front and rear parking sensors with Intelligent Clearance Sonars and auto braking are provided, together with a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert – again with automatic braking*.

These features are in addition to the established Mid/Executive grade specification, which also provides Lexus Safety System + active safety and driver assistance systems, door mirrors with Blind Spot Monitor and auto-dimming and auto-retracting functions, heated front seats and triple-eye LED headlights with Bladescan Adaptive High-beam System*.

The new RX Sport Edition is being introduced across Lexus’ European markets during September to launch the 2022 model year RX range. The new line-up offers 10 exterior paint colours, including two new options, Sonic Silver and Sonic Grey, both of which use Lexus’ advanced sonic paint technology to achieve exceptional depth of lustre and light and shadow contrasts.

*Availability depending on markets