Lexus has revealed its forthcoming RX luxury SUV that symbolises evolutionary changes to the brand’s main model. The 2020 RX is earmarked to go on sale in September 2019. One of the biggest changes to the new RX is the significant enhancements that contribute to driving pleasure resulting from changes to the suspension and increased body rigidity.
Lexus Chief Engineer Takeaki Kato was determined to deliver pleasurable driving experience through agile handling and exhilarating driving pleasure, and his engineering team worked closely with the production team to achieve this goal.
The new RX exterior retains a powerful and sporty appearance, while the character line that runs from the front of the vehicle to the rear has been improved, giving the RX’s overall appearance exceptional flow and consistency. The result is an elegant, dynamic exterior that emphasizes Lexus’ new design language.
In terms of the RX’s driving character, it embraces Lexus’ exhilarating performance following the path of LC and LS flagship coupe and sedan, as the engineers scrutinised every part of the vehicle, and made enhancements to the rigidity of the body and suspension system, as well as adding a new shock absorber and brake control system.
The newly sculpted front and rear bumper designs achieve a flowing integration of character lines from front to rear, elevating the RX’s dynamic appearance. Designers linked the lower bumper with the rear fenders, which blend with the window graphic on the bottom section of the rear pillar, lending a distinctively elegant and powerful shape to the rear.
Furthermore, by presenting components such as the muffler and the underbody shield to accentuate the vehicle’s width, the designers were able to provide the new Lexus RX with a sporty, aggressive rear. The signature Lexus spindle grille adds modulation to the ‘L’ pattern mesh and a new frame that blends into the side of the front bumpers providing a unified profile.
Inside, the third row seats now feature two different seating positions. In addition to the traditional seating position, even more leg space can be had with the new setting when the situation demands it. The second row seats of the three-row model have been reconfigured to include a Captain Seat, helping to create a spacious and comfortable cabin for RX’s rear-seat occupants.