Lexus adds value with RX Crafted special edition

Lexus has launched a special-edition version of the RX SUV. Based on the entry level Luxury grade and available with all three powertrains, the Lexus RX Crafted makes a visual impact with striking black coating for its 20-inch alloy wheels and black accents for the grille, fog-lamp bezels, mirror caps and rear bumper.

Highly prized additions include a moonroof and features normally reserved for higher grades: a colour head-up display, 12.3″ high-definition infotainment screen (upgraded from 8-inch) and a premium 15-Speaker Mark Levinson sound system.

The five-seat Lexus RX Crafted – available with the RX 300 turbo, RX 350 V6 petrol and RX 450h self-charging hybrid electric powertrains – is being offered for $7,100 above the Luxury grades. Lexus is offering 300 of the special-edition models.

Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson said the price step for the Lexus RX Crafted was approximately half-way to the F Sport variants that already offer many of the special-edition features as standard.

“The additional luxury and value of the stylish Lexus RX Crafted will attract a wider audience to a vehicle noted for its practicality, convenience, spaciousness and easy manoeuvrability,” Mr Thompson said.

Like every vehicle in the RX Line, the Lexus RX Crafted features pre-collision safety system with pedestrian detection and autonomous emergency braking.

All-speed radar active cruise control, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and reversing camera with rear guide assist are part of the safety technology offered across the range. The RX is also equipped with bi-LED headlights with LED cornering lights, rain-sensing wipers and 10 airbags.

Other premium appointments include leather-accented trim, heated and ventilated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, power tailgate, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, wireless charger and USB/AUX inputs.

The RX Line, now in its fourth generation, was expanded in February this year with the addition of three-row variants offering seven-seat accommodation.

Lexus RX Crafted special edition

RX 300 $81,351
RX 350 $88,521
RX 450h $97,260


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