Lexus Australia has just launched the face lifted RX range, with a new entry level RX 270 added to the line-up. It is now Lexus’ cheapest SUV, at $69,900.
The 2.7-litre twin-cam multivalve four-cylinder engine produces 138kW at 5800rpm and 252Nm of torque at 4200rpm. It drives the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The aluminium block, dual VVT-i engine can operate on 91 Octane fuel and has an official combined fuel economy of 9.7 litres/100km.
The new RX range can be distinguished by the company’s new signature spindle grille and more aggressive front bumpers. The headlight design is also new, now incorporating the pre-requisite LED daytime running lights.
The addition of RX 270 increases the available drivetrain options to three – the RX 270, RX 350 and RX 450h, the latter, utilising a highly efficient 3.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid.
The new-look RX range also features greater driving dynamics thanks to stiffen up chassis, achieved via an increase in spot welding throughout. The result is improved steering feel and response.
Other improvements include a new, more comfortable steering wheel, easier to use second generation Lexus Remote Touch controller, new navigation software and the latest in Bluetooth capabilities – paired with digital radio (DAB+) and live traffic alerts.
The new Lexus RX range is available for order now with the following pricing (Australian dollar, excluding on-road costs):