The Lexus RX is one of those cars that helped build a new market niche. The RX was among the first luxury crossovers to market when it debuted in 1999. It rapidly became a success story.
Since then, the RX has become a popular Lexus model, making it the brand’s flagship model. The RX is one of the first premium crossovers to feature a hybrid powertrain that provides excellent fuel efficiency without losing performance.
The RX’s next generation is right around the corner. Can this best-selling SUV break the cliché once more by offering exclusively hybrid and full-electric power, thanks to Toyota’s dedication to electrification?
Lexus is planning a substantial model refresh in the next two to three years, as well as the addition of a new nameplate to its current portfolio.
In 2025, three electric models will be introduced in the United States, but the long-running version will not be phased out.
Instead, most of them will be completely revamped, according to a new report from Automotive News.
According to sources, the Lexus RX will no longer be available in two-row and three-row configurations, with a new model set to replace the latter (Lexus TX).
The GA-K platform, which debuted with the Lexus ES, is expected to underpin the next-generation vehicle.
Toyota issued a teaser for the next-generation Lexus RX on December 14, 2021, which virtually completely disclosed the exterior design months before the actual debut.
The new mid-size SUV will include minor styling tweaks, primarily at the front. The RX’s hood has been stretched forward to give it an aggressive, shark-like nose section, according to Lexus designers. The headlamps have a new L-shaped DRL that cuts right through them.
The spindle grille could split off, as the teaser implies a grille in the lower portion as well. On the CT 200h in 2011, the spindle design began with two different grilles. The next-generation NX would be distinguished from the existing model by wheel arches with squarish patterns put on the sides.
On the inside, we expect the 2023 RX to look identical to the current NX on the market. The mid-size SUV is expected to debut with a redesigned dashboard that combines the infotainment system and the instrument things into a single piece.
The center console should be much more streamlined with fewer buttons and dials. We also anticipate more delicate materials, new instrument dials, and increased interior room for the SUV.
The 2023 Lexus RX should have new features as it is a wholly revamped vehicle. An eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot, six USB ports, and nine audio speakers are standard on the current RX.
A 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, navigation & a wireless charging pad are all available options on the current RX.
A basic F SPORT kit & a control kit are available for the RX 350 F SPORT.
The latter was given a new name after discontinuing the old performance kit.
The two F SPORT packages include a distinctive steering wheel and derailleur, alloy pedals, bumper, grille, panels, sport front chairs, gauges, aluminum bars, plus 20-inch alloy wheels are included in two F SPORT packages.
Front and rear bumpers, LED ambient lighting, carbon steel tailgate trim, call seats, and door frames with a programmable memory are also included.
The optional Lexus LC500-based F Base SPORT & Adaptive Adjustable Suspension (AVS) package is included in the driver package, 350 RX (standard configuration for hybrid vehicles).
The F SPORT performance option includes sound generators, electric-assisted sports steering (EPS), a sunroof, and seat heating/ventilation.
Lexus hasn’t published any official details about the RX 2023.
The vehicle will arrive in fall 2022, with the RX L and RX Hybrid following a few months later.
The Pricing for the 2023 Lexus RX will be more than the present model due to a planned overhaul.
The current RX is priced between $46,395 and $51,275. (with destination).
The base price for the RX L is $49,225, while the RX Hybrid is $49,095.